Well, the cold and flu season is almost here and when it gets here 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 last time I made this a friend of Joleen’s had a bad cough and Joleen told her she needed some of my cough syrup, she told her it tastes 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 to a month before you use.
Here is what you need
2 LARGE ONIONS
1 GARLIC BULB
3 INCH PIECE OF GINGER ROOT
3 ½ CUPS HONEY ( I like to use a quart and a quarter )
1 PT BLACKBERRY BRANDY
1 PT PEPPERMINT SCHNAPPS
SLICE THE LEMONS, AND PEEL AND SLICE THE ONIONS, PEEL AND THINLY SLICE THE GINGER ROOT, PEEL AND SLIGHTLY SMASH THE GARLIC CLOVES.
LAYER THE ONIONS, LEMONS, GARLIC, AND GINGER IN THE GALLON JAR.
POUR THE HONEY OVER THE LAYERS.
NEXT, POUR THE SCHNAPPS
OVER THE LAYERS
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 INTO 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.