How To Make Elderberry Syrup With Fresh Or Dried Berries

How To Make Elderberry Syrup With Fresh Or Dried Berries

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

November 14, 2017
: Makes just over 2C of syrup
: 15 min
: 50 min
: 1 hr 5 min
: Easy


  • 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.

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