Homemade Cherry Cough Syrup

23 Dec

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)

1 lemon

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.

Ingredients cooking the syrup cough syrup 1 cough syrup 2

Good Luck and Merry Christmas Everyone!


Posted by on December 23, 2012 in cooking



3 responses to “Homemade Cherry Cough Syrup

  1. gurunalyst

    December 23, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Looks like a tasty cough syrup

  2. jonathanochart

    December 23, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Very interesting approach to making cough syrup! If health officials always say the store-bought brands have harmful ingredients, we might as well make our own. Thanks for sharing!


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