Sunday, May 6, 2012

Best 'Natural' Pain Killer

I've said it before - I avoid NSAID's (i.e. Motrin, IB Profen, etc.) like other toxins. They have their place, but not if you're just feeling a little (or even a lot) sore. Sarge says, "Get over it you mamby pamby whine fest"

But my favorite post hard effort pain killer - tequila; preferably mixed in the perfect margarita. Yes, you heard me. Perfect. I've searched high and low. I've tried every 'magical' recipe and concoction. But here is the real deal. Don't even argue - I'll ignore you. I've ingested enough tequila in my lifetime to have the street cred on this one. Bugger off.

2oz (good) tequila - I use Corazon Repisado or Patron - but there are others. And Blanco is fine too, but I like the oak-y taste and since I don't drink a lot of these, I splurge.
3/4 oz Cointreau. Put back the Triple-Sec... absolutely not.... step away...
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice (put back the Mr. T's mix - it's made from bat urine. Really. It is)
1/4 oz (or to taste) Agave nectar

The Agave nectar is key.

I have one of these the evening after a long run. Maybe once a month. And all my aches and pains just melt away. God bless the agave plant.

And sorry - the lime juice doesn't count as a 'fruit serving'

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