Spring cold? Sore throat? Cough that won’t go away? These Homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops are incredibly soothing, tastes wonderful and when you’re feeling better, drop one in your hot tea to sweeten it. Delicious to the last drop.
Is it Summer yet? Normally I am not much of a hot weather kinda girl, in fact, my favorite season is Fall. But this year I’m so ready. I’ve had the flu twice and now I have this long, lingering cold that won’t go away. I’m pretty sick and tired of being sick and tired. Come on summer!
So obviously I haven’t felt much like cooking. But I did have to make an exception to whip up a batch of these Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops. It’s pretty much like making candy and while it’s a little time consuming (only because you can’t walk away…. hard crack stage comes on fast when it finally gets there).
However these wonderful Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops are literally so soothing. I reach for them whenever my throat hurts or whenever my cough increases. Mostly because my throat is so sore from all the coughing I’ve done. I also drink a lot more hot tea when I’m sick, and these work just like sugar cubes except taste SO much better. Drop one or two in a hot mug of tea and you can enjoy it that way too.
Not only are they soothing, they are absolutely delicious.
Are you ready to make some Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops?
Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops
Spring cold? Sore throat? Cough that won't go away? These Homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Throat Drops are incredibly soothing, taste wonderful and when you're feeling better, drop the leftovers in your hot tea to sweeten it. Delicious to the last drop.
- 1 cup hot ginger tea strongly brewed
- 1/2 cup raw honey we used this one: Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey - 22 oz
- 1 large lemon juiced
Combine the strongly brewed ginger tea, with the lemon juice and the raw honey in a tall saucepan on the stove. (the height of the saucepan is important because this will begin to foam and rise above the edges of a lower pan)
Turn the burner to high heat and bring the entire mixture to a rapid boil. Insert a candy thermometer that attaches to the side of the pan, being careful not to touch the bottom of the pan but rest just above it. Bring the mixture to 300 degrees F. Its going to take about 10-15 minutes to get to about 250 degrees F. DO NOT WALK AWAY - because once it hits 250 degrees F it is only a mere minute or less usually that it gets to 300 degrees F and if you go over that, you're going to wind up with a pot of burnt mess.
Once it reaches 300 degrees F remove from burner immediately and pour into silicone molds. We used the one pictured below.
Allow to "set" or "cool" in silicone pan for 1-2 hours. You may need to go longer if you are experiencing high humidity in your area. Coat with powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together. Strain away excess sugar and keep in an airtight container up to about 2 weeks. After about one and a half weeks you may notice the honey beginning to crystallize. Start using them in your tea after that.
Assuming you’d like to use the same Silicone mold I used for mine, I used the one on the left but I have also used these others. (yes I own them all, and even more… I love silicone molds lol)
Obviously any silicone mold will do.