Honey Lemon Cough Drops Remedy Recipe

by Sam Malone

Spring cold? Sore throat? Cough that won't go away? These Homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops are incredibly soothing, taste wonderful and when you're feeling better, drop the leftovers in your hot tea to sweeten it. Delicious to the last drop.

Yield: 24 cough drops (depending on size of mold)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Additional Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes


1 cup hot ginger tea, strongly brewed

1/2 cup raw honey, we used this one: Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey - 22 oz

1 large lemon, juiced


  1. Combine the strongly brewed ginger tea, with the lemon juice and the raw honey in a tall saucepan on the stove. (the height of the saucepan is important because this will begin to foam and rise above the edges of a lower pan)

  2. Turn the burner to high heat and bring the entire mixture to a rapid boil. Insert a candy thermometer that attaches to the side of the pan, being careful not to touch the bottom of the pan but rest just above it. Bring the mixture to 300 degrees F. Its going to take about 10-15 minutes to get to about 250 degrees F. DO NOT WALK AWAY - because once it hits 250 degrees F it is only a mere minute or less usually that it gets to 300 degrees F and if you go over that, you're going to wind up with a pot of burnt mess.

  3. Once it reaches 300 degrees F remove from burner immediately and pour into silicone molds. We used the one pictured below.

  4. Allow to "set" or "cool" in silicone pan for 1-2 hours. You may need to go longer if you are experiencing high humidity in your area. Coat with powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together. Strain away excess sugar and keep in an airtight container up to about 2 weeks. After about one and a half weeks you may notice the honey beginning to crystallize. Start using them in your tea after that.

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