PawPaw Garrett's Homemade Cough Syrup

PawPaw Garrett's Homemade Cough Syrup


We received many inquires about my great grand-father's homemade cough syrup recipe, so we wanted to make the recipe available on our website! See below:

PawPaw Garrett's Homemade Cough Syrup 


-Peppermint Candy



-Wild Turkey Bourbon (101 Proof)


-Fill a small mason jar with busted peppermint candy.

-Add 1 Tsp of Honey.

-Squeeze 1-2 Lemon Slices over honey and busted peppermint. 

-Pour Bourbon over ingredients until jar is full.

-Screw on Lid.

-Wait until fully dissolved (you can shake jar occasionally to help dissolve faster).

-Take roughly 1 oz to suppress cough.

Know a Friend or Family member with a cough? Share this with them! Comment any questions below.


  • Mary Withrow

    Im with Charlene; how long does it stay good and how to store it? I too have had a non stop cold since the beginning of winter; going for a more natural approach, lol

  • LakeGirl

    Made this am. Calls for 1 tsp honey, I put 3 tablespoons. Added lemon slices, too. Also, made 3 jars with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon. Boy, is that good! Will make them like that from now on.

  • Charlene

    The cough syrup if you make for a family member do they store it in the refrigerator or freezer and what or how long does it stay good

  • Alan Skarsten

    A friend of mine made some last year. I tried it and it knocked my cough out over night. I now have a cold that nothing has worked so far and I am going to make up a jar .

  • Alora Westra

    What size of Mason Jar? Pint? That is what it looks like.

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