I think I'm the only person on the planet who didn't know that Neo-Citron is actually a medicinal beverage, full of Tylenol or something - I always assumed it was just a flavor packet.
Either way, I used to love the stuff as a kid, and since I've had the sniffles this week I wanted to enjoy something like it. However, I like to avoid taking medicine when I can, so this time I took the route of making a drink with my favorite natural medicine - booze!
Okay, okay, booze may not be medicine, but sometimes you just want something a little stronger than a mug of hot tea. Which is basically what this drink is: tea with lemon, sweetener and booze. Easy peasy, and oh-so-comforting for a cold, especially when it's cold outside!
Natural Neo-Citron for Adults
1 cup of very hot tea (Jasmine or green are my faves)
1 1/2 oz. bourbon (other whiskies or dark rum would work too, I just prefer bourbon)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. agave (or another neutral syrupy sweetener)
Just mix everything together in a mug and enjoy hot. For maximum enjoyment, get someone else to make it for you (thanks Mike!).