Home Remedy for soar throat, hacking cough, tight congestion. Use this instead of those mucus relief drugs and decongestants that don't do a thing. MAGGIE’S COUGH REMEDY ¼ teaspoon Cayenne ¼ teaspoon Ginger 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoon Water 1 Tablespoon Honey Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough. Shake well before using.