Elderberry syrup has a ton of health benefits: Its an immune booster, packed with bioflavonoids & vitamin A and is even reported to help ease allergy symptoms. This syrup also tastes awesome and can be added to cocktails or mixed with sparkling water for a refreshing drink.
This Recipe can be made with both fresh or dried berries (fresh is recommended), if you are using dried you’ll have to double the water to 4 cups.
To use this for for its immune boosting properties / allergies take a tablespoon a day for up to 3 months at at time.
For a cough syrup, you can take a table spoon up to 4 times per day until you start to feel better.
Elderberry Syrup From Fresh or Dried Berries
- 2C Fresh or dried Elderberries (for dried add 4 cups of water) washed with stems removed
- 2C Water
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 5 Whole Allspice
- 2” Chunk of ginger peeled and roughly chopped
- 1C Raw honey
- 1/4C Brandy (optional)
- Step 1 Add water berries cinnamon, ginger and allspice bring to a boil.
- Step 2 While the mixture is boiling gently mash the berries with a fork to release the juice. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
- Step 3 Strain the liquid into a bowl then return to the pot over low heat.
- Step 4 Add brandy and honey and stir until the honey dissolves. Remove from heat.
- Step 5 Let the syrup cool and store it in a clean container.
- Step 6 If kept refrigerated the syrup should last up to 6 months.