Homemade Cough Syrup.

First you need a gallon glass jar or a half gallon depending on the size of your family or how bad your cold is. I used a gallon jar because we have had such bad colds that this has been a ‘good thing’ – not to quote someone who totally doesn’t need my help….

My mom came over last night and saw the ‘jar’, tested it and said ‘Grandpa used to call this ‘snakejuice’….. Come to find out my grandpa used to make this very thing and I never knew it. SO from now on it’s going to be ‘snakejuice’…..

Take your jar and make sure it’s good-n-clean and this is the rest of what you will need..

I know your first thought was the same as mine… Amish consume booze.

First you cut up 3-4 lemons – I had BIG ones and used 3. I then cut up 2 large onions into slices.

Then the onions…..

Then I layer them – first lemons then onions until I have about the same amounts…

Then you take a jug of honey and pour that over the top…..

THEN… the booze – a bottle of blackberry brandy and a bottle of peppermint schnapps…..

Yes use the whole thing if you are making a jug like this…

Notice the Milk Man is wearing a DARE shirt… *snicker*

Here is the finished product….

We take about a Tblsp as adults and 1/4 tsp of it IF we give it to the kids…. There is no more alcohol in this than there is in regular cough syrup – just none of the synthetic stuff that they stick in it.

My Amish friend said that she keeps hers in a cool place and that it will last…. are you ready – over a year….. I suppose with all the booze the lemons are ‘pickled’.

Via: themilkmanswife


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