For this article I wish I had a gypsy wagon for selling snake oil from. Crazy James’ Snake Oil Wagon of Wonder. Maybe a new business venture for me if this Survivalpunk thing doesn’t pan out. So I got over the stomach virus thing and a few days after I started having a sore throat and a horrible cough. I felt really bad for a few days, achy, tired, runny nose, the works. I thought I might have caught the flu going around. Actually I might have or maybe bronchitis, I’m not sure I don’t go to the doctor and I’m not a doctor, I don’t even play one on the internet. All I know is know five days later I’m still coughing and it sucks. One of my good friends who knows a lot more about both herbal remedies and a lot more about moonshine told me to take some to get rid of my lingering cough. Well I’m never one to turn down a chance for booze so this is what I did for my cough.
The recipe my friend gave me, after I already made this one, is as follows:
- One Shot of Moonshine
- A spoon full of Honey
- A squeeze of Lemon juice
I might try that when I wake up but right now I’m drinking another recipe. I knew she had said to combine Moonshine, Honey and Lemon and Googled that while waiting for her to text me back with her recipe. I came across a whole slew of Moonshine remedies on this site. What I followed was his Pleasant-tasting syrup for a nagging cough, and a nagging cough was exactly what I have. The recipe looked super easy so lets make some Moonshine cough syrup.
You will need three things to make this cough syrup. Moonshine, Honey and a lemon. I love short shopping lists. If you can get real Moonshine or make it then that’s the best. I was in a pinch and even living in Tennessee couldn’t get any quickly. The local liquor stores now sale moonshine. It is not as strong as the real stuff but close enough for me. For the honey I suggest going local if you can. I bought the most local stuff I could get with the cone still in it. For the lemon just get one, unless your Florida Hillbilly you probably don’t have them growing in your backyard.
For this recipe it calls for 1/4 a cup of Moonshine, 1/4 a cup of honey and 1 tbsp of lemon. I mixed this together in a Pyrex measuring cup and then heated in the microwave. Stirred it when it came out, and it combined really well and was not as thick as I expected. I poured this into my coffee cup and started sipping. This stuff is by far the best cough syrup I’ve ever had. It taste amazing and is both soothing my throat and warming me up from the moonshine. It is very very sweet though, I normally don’t consume any sweet things and this much honey is kind of overpowering. It does make the moonshine easy to get down though. As for the overall effectiveness I will have to get back with you one that, so far I’m feeling better and getting very drowsy. So I’m going to finish off my drink and go to sleep. Hopefully I wake up with no cough and feeling great.
What do you take for a cough? Store bought over the counter, Doctor visit or home remedies? Let me know in the comments!
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