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.
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!
When I was in my teens, my mom would fill a whiskey miniature with 1/2 whiskey, 1/2 honey, and I kept that under my pillow to take a swig during the night, whenever coughing awakened me !! When she told the doc about this, he LAUGHED and said, "That has to be the happiest cough in the house !". But as I recall, it WORKED !
My father-in-law makes this when we get sick, the only thing missing is lemon juice, I guess it's approx. 2 tbl. spoons, but it does work well and I prefer to use something homemade.
When I was little my gram used to give me 1 T. of whiskey with sugar, honey and lemon. It sure cut the cough back in those days a lot more than most of the cough syrups nowadays do! Thanks so much for sharing this old fashioned recipe with us Amy... In loving memory!
Well either this worked, or I didn't care anymore after drinking it! ha! I didn't use the extra sugar, thought the peppermints were sweet enough, kinda burned a little going down, but I am not a whiskey drinker. Thanx for sharing.
what PERFECT timing for me to see/find this recipe.. I am not a drinker..so I had no whiskey..asked my son if he had any at his house..he did and he broght me some so I could make this up.. it really helped me..it soothed my cough so much..and the taste is fine too even for a non drinker thank you for sharing..I appricate it very much oh and I needed no sugar..the candies made it just right for me anyway
haha...forget the cough, i drank this as a cocktail....wooooooooo hoooooo!!
Thanks for posting this recipe. I remember my grandmother made this for me when I was young and it really works!! My mom could not remember the recipe, when my kids were real croupy coughing so now, I will have it next time. Thanks!!