When you make yourself cough syrup, use a brand of whiskey whose taste you like to make the medicine go down easier, but don’t pull out your top-shelf bottle of Maker’s Mark. Take 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup every three or four hours, depending on the severity of your cold, and store the mixture in a cabinet, not the fridge.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring cup
- Two medium-sized lemons
- Lemon squeezer
- Wooden spoon
- Small saucepan
- Small Mason jar with a screw-on lid
Making Homemade Cough Syrup
Pour 1 cup of whiskey into a small saucepan.
Add 1 cup of honey.
Squeeze the two lemons and pour the juice into the pan.
Turn the burner on to low heat and stir the contents thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Continuously stir the mixture while it heats to ensure it's properly blended.
Remove the pan from the stove when the syrup begins to bubble.
Pour the syrup into a small Mason jar or another container where you can easily pour the medicine onto a spoon or dip your spoon into it.