Well here we are again….cough and cold season! I don’t know about you, but it has been making its rounds at my house. Here is a recipe that everyone should try. Oh..and it tastes pretty good too. I found this recipe in a book titled “Herbs Gone Wild! Ancient Remedies Turned Loose” by Diane Kidman. The only thing I do different then the recipe in the book is add the whiskey and I use a pound of cherries instead of 2 cups, i didn’t feel like measuring them out…LoL!
I use 1 pound of fresh cherries
Enough water to cover them in a pan (about 2 cups or so)
2 cups of honey
1.5 ounces of whiskey (optional)
Put your cherries in a pan and cover with water, simmer over medium heat, slice your lemon and add it to the pan….keep simmering til cherries are soft and pits can be removed…this is when I take my spoon and sorta mush them a little to get as much of the juice out as I can. Then I add the honey and whiskey. Stir well for a couple of minutes and then remove from heat. You then strain out all the chunks of cherries and lemon and are left with a wonderful cough syrup. It makes about a quart, I store mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator. You can use several tablespoons whenever you need it.
Good Luck and Merry Christmas Everyone!