Whiskey-Mint Cough Syrup

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This cold/flu season is rough, for sure.

We all have colds at my house right now, but back at Christmastime, my mom made some DIY cough syrup that not only tastes good, but it also uses up all those leftover candy canes from the holidays.

Whiskey-Mint Cough Syrup

Yield: 20+


  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. candy canes
  • 1 c. whiskey
  • 2 c. honey
  • optional: 1/4- 1/2 c. lemon juice (to taste)


  1. Boil water in saucepan; turn heat to low-medium and add candy canes.
  2. Stir frequently, until candy canes are melted.
  3. Take off the heat and add whiskey, honey, and lemon (if desired).
  4. Simmer on low heat 3 minutes, and remove from heat.
  5. Allow to cool to room temp and pour into bottles; store in cool, dry place.
  6. *If honey begins to sugar, can reheat.

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