Monday, January 14, 2013

MY FAVORITE HOMEMADE COUGH SYRUP

 
Well the cold and flu season is here and I like to have this on hand if someone gets a cough.
This cough syrup works so well for us. It doesn't taste very good but works. The other day a friend of Joleens had a bad cough and Joleen told her she needed some of my cough syrup, she told her it taste awful but it works and Joleen hates to take it but she knows it works.
I make a gallon every year and it will usually last all year. It is better if it can sit a few weeks before you use.
 
Here is what you need
 


5 LEMONS

2 LARGE ONIONS

3 ½ CUPS HONEY

1 PT BLACKBERRY BRANDY

1 PT PEPPERMINT SCHNAPPS
 
GALLON JAR



 
 
SLICE THE LEMONS AND PEEL AND SLICE THE ONIONS
 
 
 
 
 
LAYER THE ONIONS AND LEMONS IN THE GALLON JAR.
 
 
 
 
 
POUR THE HONEY OVER THE LAYERS.
 
 
NEXT POUR THE SCHNAPPS
OVER THE LAYERS
 
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THEN THE BRANDY.




 
COVER AND STORE IN A COOL DARK PLACE FOR A FEW WEEKS BEFORE USING.
 
 
IT WILL KEEP UP TO A YEAR IF KEEP IN A COOL DARK PLACE.
WHEN I GET READY TO MAKE MORE IF I STILL HAVE SOME LEFT FROM THE YEAR BEFORE I POUR IT UP IN TO A DARK BOTTLE AND USE WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEW ONE TO SIT.
 
GIVE ADULTS I TBL CHILDREN UNDER 12 GIVE 1/4 TEASPOON DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN UNDER ONE.
WHEN WE HAVE A BAD COUGH I GIVE IT IN A 2 OUNCE SHOT GLASS.
 
I found this at http://themilkmanswife.blogspot.com/ I have been using this for a while but Heidi found me so I am able to give her credit now.

12 comments:

  1. I have to try this. Most cold remedies do taste bad.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I will try this and see how it does. I still have a cough from the flu I had a month ago!

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  3. Do you leave it will all the onions and lemons for a year or do you strain it? I can't wait to try it!

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  4. do you need to strain it??

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  5. Fantastic recipe. I make one with lemon, ginger and honey. I think I like the sound of yours better. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday.
    Chris

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  6. I should have also said thanks for sharing on Homestead Abundance. Sorry, its getting late and I'm not working very efficiently tonight. Blessings,
    Chris

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  7. I can't wait to make that. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  8. Thanks for all the comments .So sorry it has taken so long to respond. I do leave it in the onions and lemons all year. When I get ready to make more I will stain what little is left into a bottle to finish using, then I will make more in the same jar. Thanks for bringing it to my attention That I had not put this in the recipe I will get it changed.

    Connie

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  9. Glad you like my recipe! :) Hope it worked well - I found your blog through my site feed and LOVE that you have angus!!! :)

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    1. I am so glad you found me . I have been using this a while and couldn't remember where I found it. I will go back in and give you credit.
      We love our Angus to well that is when they stay where they are supose to lol.

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