Posted: 9:47 am Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Mama Rico’s Cold Syrup 

By ericarico11

This is one of the recipes I get asked the most about…..My kids and Tim call it my Cold Buster Tea.  Its super easy to make and store.cold

This stuff works so much, our son Jonas actually talked about it in his wedding toast to us.   haha true story.  There’s video of it!   As soon as anyone in my family feels a cold coming on, they run to me, “MOM!  I need your magic tea!”….its SOOO easy to make!

mason-jar

Grab a wide mouth mason jar.  If you don’t have a wide mouth, any mason jar with a lid will do.   Wide mouth just makes it super easy.

lemons

Next grab some lemons, slice them up.  Fill the mason jar half way up with slices lemons

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slice them up like this in little pieces so that they are easy to grab with a spoon.

ginger

Next slice up pieces of ginger and throw them into the mason jar.  I normally fill til the mason jar is 3/4 of the way filled with lemons and ginger.   The heat of the ginger will help you to sweat out all the gross stuff that is attacking your body.   Ginger is also known for its great digesting abilities.  Get rid of those nasty bugs attacking your body!

honey vinceks

Next and very important, find LOCAL honey.   Not only will help with allergies but its so much better for you!   I get mine from Vinceks BBQ in East Bernard.   This honey is sooo amazing.   You can also try farmers markets, just ask them, “Is this local honey?”….find honey as close to your house as possible.   If you do go to Vinceks, check out their beef jerky.  No kidding, BEST beef jerky ever!   Oops, I got side tracked with beef jerky…ok back to making you better.  Also, remember to not give honey to anyone under 1 year old….ever!   Now fill the jar with honey, just pour it right over the lemons and ginger.  It will turn into a syrup and super easy to spoon out.   No other liquids needed.   Just honey, ginger and lemons….that is it.

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Now keep it in the fridge for up to a month.   While you are sick, make yourself a hot cup of water and dump big spoonfulls of this stuff into your cup.  If you want extra help, use black or green tea bags in your cup.   Trust me, if you have a sore throat, this will help sooo much!   Let me know how it works for you!

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