This Elderberry Syrup is very yummy. Your family will love it. You can reduce the amount of honey if you prefer, but my kids loved it this way and honey is good for you. Plus, you can also add a few cloves to the mixture when simmering it, which gives it a unique and deep flavor. It’s very versatile, but we preferred it just as is below. I purchased my organic elderberries on Amazon.
- 1 cup organic dried elderberries
- 4 cups distilled or purified water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 small (2”) piece fresh ginger
- 1 cup raw honey
- In large pot, combine elderberries, water, cinnamon sticks and ginger. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Mixture will slightly thicken and reduce.
- Strain mixture through fine sieve to remove all the elderberries and spices. Allow mixture to cool completely. Once cool, stir in honey and mix until well blended. *Be sure that mixture is cool before adding the honey or you will destroy honey’s beneficial enzymes.*
- Store in glass jars in the refrigerator. Doseage: Adults, take 1 tablespoon per day and Children, take 1 teaspoon per day.
Makes 3 cups of elderberry syrup.