There’s no time like, now – to get your pantry stocked for the Flu season!
You may refine it a bit and add your own favorite herbal cold & flu remedies. I used what I had on hand and created my own recipe. Bring to a boil 1.5 cups of spring water with 1/2 cup demerara brown sugar, 1/3 cup of honey, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt, 3 tbsp fresh finely ground ginger (frozen grates easier), 1/2 tsp ground cloves, juice of 1/2 a lemon and 8 drops of peppermint oil.
On med-high heat stir frequently until thick – about 15 minutes. If you don’t have a candy thermometer do the ice water test. When you drip the syrup into a cup of ice cold water a hard ball forms. Drop by tsp small dabs (nickel size) on parchment paper. Allow to cool and sprinkle with icing sugar so they don’t stick together. Store in a cool, dry place or container. I loved the consistency of the ground ginger in the lozenges, mmm good! You can also add 2 lozenges to a hot cup of water with a wedge of lemon – dissolve for a drink before bedtime to soothe your cold and tuck yourself into bed 🙂