Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Here it is... I promised I'd post it. My grandmother's sure-fire mix to fix that tickley cough in the back of your throat or that deep wheezy cough that rattles and hurts. Don't worry about the gettin drunk part; you won't be using that much because this is good. Keep in mind these measurements are VERY approximate. HOWEVER, do keep the ratio's kinda the same.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup good strong cheap whiskey
  • 3 peppermint candies (the hard kind)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (this is actually to taste)


  1. In a small fruit jar, place the whiskey and honey.
  2. Crush the peppermints well (this just helps them dissolve) and toss in the jar. If you need it, add the sugar, but if you don't need it, don't add it.
  3. Let sit and the peppermints dissolve.
  4. When you need it, take a spoonful; tablespoon if it's very bad, teaspoon if it's light. It's alright to give this to children, just make it more diluted with water.
Most Helpful

I know this recipe slightly different..instead of peppermint candies there's lemon juice...But this does work when OTC's just aren't easing a cough.

mamacancook March 03, 2009

My dad made this when I was growing up. It did work and tasted good, much better than those store bought cough syrups! I think my brothers faked their coughs a lot!

JenJenMarie December 23, 2008