Elderberry syrup is one of our favorite natural cold and flu fighting remedies to have on hand all winter. It can get spendy buying bottles all winter, but making a huge batch of your own is easy and way less money. Plus your house will smell amazing while this syrup simmers.
3½ cups water
2/3 cup black elderberries (dried, or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen)
1 full cut orange
2 TBSP fresh grated ginger
3 cinnamon sticks
½ tsp ground cloves
1 cup raw honey
- Add water, elderberries, orange, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
- Bring to a boil — then cover and reduce to a simmer for an hour or until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
- Turn off heat, let mixture cool until it is cool enough to be handled.
- Mush the berries carefully using the backside of a spoon.
- Pour through a mesh strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
- Discard the elderberries and let the liquid continue to cool
- When it’s lukewarm, add the honey and stir well.
- Store your syrup in glass jars in fridge, enjoy a spoonful every day.
If totally homemade hunting and gathering isn’t for you, Yeabucha makes a great kit with everything you need to make your own Elderberry Syrup.