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West Texas Hangover Cure


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West Texas Hangover Cure

Our West Texas Hangover Cure does exactly what it says it does: cures that nasty hangover that might be lingering from one too many late-nights in Marfa.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves

West Texas Hangover Cure

  • 2 1/4 oz sotol (That's one and a half shots, or about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 bottle Topo Chico Mineral Water Twist of Lime (About 3 oz, or 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 oz mint simple syrup

Instructions
 

Mint Simple Syrup

  • Rub the mint leaves in your hands to release the fresh flavor.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and mint leaves. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for 5-7 minutes until the mixture coats the back of a spoon dipped in.

West Texas Hangover Cure

  • Fill your glass about halfway with ice. Juice the lime directly into the glass. Pour in your sotol, Topo Chico Twist of Lime, and mint simple syrup. Stir, and enjoy!

Notes

Sotol is spirit popular in West Texas and northern Mexico, tasting somewhere between tequila and mezcal, distilled from the flowering sotol plant, also known as the desert spoon. Though the plant's not technically related to agave, due to its long history and cultural importance, the liquor's considered tequila's brother, or at least cousin.