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Old 01-16-2010, 11:45 AM
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I am trying to figure out the best form of homemade cough syrup using white liquor, I would like to premake it and have it just sit in my fridge or pantry. I have heard of different ways... putting peppermint and honey in it, or honey and lemon, what would be the best way for making a syrup type.
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It wouldn't be as effective "made up" ahead of time.
My recipe;
1 FRESH squeezed lemon
1 cup bourbon or blended whiskey
1/4 cup honey (I try to stick with local grown but Sue Bee will do in a pinch).
Put all in large coffee mug and heat in the microwave till it's just warm (don't want to boil the alcohol out of it). 20-30 seconds.
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I like the same recipe as contender*, but I don't heat it. Note that it will probably take several cups to calm your cough....
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It wouldn't be as effective "made up" ahead of time.
My recipe;
1 FRESH squeezed lemon
1 cup bourbon or blended whiskey
1/4 cup honey (I try to stick with local grown but Sue Bee will do in a pinch).
Put all in large coffee mug and heat in the microwave till it's just warm (don't want to boil the alcohol out of it). 20-30 seconds.

Yep, that's the "recipe."

May not cure what ails you, but sure as heck makes you not care.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:35 PM
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65 years ago my mother would cut up onions and put sugar on them. The sugar would draw the juice (cough syrup) out.
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A drink or two straight out of the jar,then off to bed.
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I mix as needed, but equal parts of:

1 tbsp liquor
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey (preferably local)

Heat for 5-10 seconds in the microwave and stir.
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thanks guys, Your right it might not cure your cough , but makes you not care
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thanks guys, Your right it might not cure your cough , but makes you not care
Not really, many over the counter cough medications are 10% alcohol, the mixture I mentioned is only 25%. Alcohol is used because of it's antitussive properties.
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The traditional mixture here is good white likker, rock candy, and honey.
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Make a tea with wild cherry bark.
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The wild cherry bark/elderberry/boneset cough syrup works and works well, but you need to know what you're doing when you make it.
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