Elderberry Syrup


1 cup dried elderberries

4 cups water

1/8 cup maple syrup*

1. Add water and elderberries to pot and bring to boil

2. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for about 2 hours or until liquid has reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally

3. Remove from heat and let cool completely

4. Pour syrup through sieve into a bowl using a spoon to push down on elderberries to get all the syrup through

5. Whisk in maple syrup

6. Pour into a glass bottle, mark the date you made it and store in fridge. Syrup will keep for up to 3 months.

*You can also use honey, but make sure its raw and local if you choose to use honey

**This is a basic Elderberry syrup recipe. You can also add other immune boosting and cold fighting herbs and spices like echinacea, rose hips, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.