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Cough Syrup


My father (Willie Moses) gave me this recipe. He said he could only find the ingredients in a family-owned drugstore in Hillsville, VA. (He didn’t disclose where he obtained the moonshine!)


  • 1 cup moonshine
  • 2 boxes rock candy
  • 8 oz. honey
  • 2 oz. glycerine
  • 2 lemons (juice and strain)
Cough Syrup photo


  • 1

    Mix candy and moonshine. Shake 2 times a day for 3 days. Add remaining ingredients.

  • 2

    1 tbsp. as needed for cough.


He will substitute Applejack brandy for the moonshine if the need arises.



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