Lemon-Ginger Cough Drops

In a saucepan, add together the following ingredients:

1 1/2 cups maple syrup (can use corn syrup)

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

You can also add powdered herbs of your choice to this mixture. Mullein is a natural expectorant and a great addition to this recipe

Simmer for at least 20 minutes stirring often until mixture becomes a bit thick and coats a spoon. Let cool to touchable temperature.

Pour into piping bag and pipe drops onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let cool.

Put drops into a bowl of icing suger to coat. This will prevent them from sticking together in storage.

That’s it! I store mine in the fridge to keep them from being exposed to any heat that could soften them. They’ll last several months or longer this way- at least a cough/flu season!