YieldsServes 18 (makes 14 cups)Total Time30 mins

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat 3 1/2 qts. water and 4 Mexican cinnamon sticks in a large pot until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon.

Step 2
2

Stir in honey and almond extract. Ladle into mugs. If you like, add about 2 tbsp. tequila and a fresh cinnamon stick to each.

Step 3
3

*Also called canela; a softer, looser-barked variety of the spice. Buy at Latino markets, or use 7 (3-in.) regular cinnamon sticks.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3/4-cup serving without tequila.

Ingredients

 4 Mexican cinnamon sticks* (each 5 in. long), plus 18 fresh cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
 1/2 cup honey
 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
 2 1/4 cups tequila, optional

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat 3 1/2 qts. water and 4 Mexican cinnamon sticks in a large pot until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon.

Step 2
2

Stir in honey and almond extract. Ladle into mugs. If you like, add about 2 tbsp. tequila and a fresh cinnamon stick to each.

Step 3
3

*Also called canela; a softer, looser-barked variety of the spice. Buy at Latino markets, or use 7 (3-in.) regular cinnamon sticks.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3/4-cup serving without tequila.

Canela Tea