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Classic Elderberry Syrup

Classic Elderberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • 4 cup cold water
  • 2 cup organic dried elderberries
  • 1 organic cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp fresh grated organic ginger root or organic dried ginger root
  • Raw local honey (or organic agave syrup for a vegan recipe)

Instructions

  1. Combine the berries and herbs with cold water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and allow herbs to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and mash the berries in the liquid mixture.
  4. Strain the berries and herbs through cheesecloth, squeezing out the juice.
  5. Measure the liquid and add an equal amount of honey. Gently heat the honey and juice for a few minutes until well combined. Do not boil!
  6. Bottle in sterilized glass. Store in refrigerator after jar is opened for up to a couple months. Use a teaspoon or two at a time, in drinks or on pancakes, baked goods, etc.