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!