I made an elixir for health … 5 large lemons, peeled, a very large piece of peeled ginger, distilled water and a heaping 1/4 tsp cayenne for every cup liquid. Emulsified. It’s spicy!!
The pulp added an additional challenge for swallowing I was not anticipating, so I strained it out.
I then boiled it with more distilled water to get the medicine out and strained the pulp once more. Added sugar, and waited for it to come to temperature for hard candy. This process takes awhile over medium heat. If the heat is turned up and the process is rushed the sugar will burn, ruining the candy.
Having come to temperature (I stopped around 250 degrees F) I poured it onto my sheet and waited for it to harden. I broke it up and coated it in starch so it wouldn’t stick to itself, and stored in fridge.
This candy makes the tongue hot and the nose run, haha … good for the body!!