Elderberry Syrup

Though when are about to exit flu and (hopefully cold) season, I decided to make one last batch of Elderberry syrup with the leftover dried berries we had. There are a million recipes online here’s the one I use. I find for the most part it is an easy process, just takes a little time.



3 cups of Water

1/2 cup Dried Blue Elderberries (please confirm with the seller that they are for cooking)

2 Tbsp Dried Ginger Root (personal preference)

1/2 tsp Cinnamon  (personal preference)

1/2 cup of Honey (some like up to a cup or as little as a few teaspoons)



  1. Add berries, ginger, cinnamon, and water into a pot over and heat on the stove until it boils
  2. Turn down heat to a low simmer for 35 minutes
  3. Mash the berries and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth into a bowl or large measuring  cup. Let cool then add honey, stirring to make sure it is mixed together.
  4. Place in sealable container and fridge. It should be good for up to three months.




I serve it over breakfast in shot glasses, with a little nod to the bees 😉