These cough drops are not only yummy, but also will give the cold a kick in the butt!


  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger- Or grate ginger and squeeze 1 tsp of the juice
  • 2 cloves
  • Cinnamon- Optional
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Icing sugar- to coat


  1. In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients except the icing sugar
  2. Boil the mixture for around 20 mins on a low heat (Keep a close eye as it can easily burn)
  3. Once it forms a thick honey-like fluid, use a spoon and form drops
  4. Once cooled down, coat them with icing sugar to keep them from sticking to each other
  5. Store in a glass jar or tin with a lil bit of icing sugar



  • Some recipes call for cornstarch to coat the cough drops. I wouldn’t suggest that as it tastes weird and yuck when you put it in your mouth. Stick to icing sugar and you’ll be fine.

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