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Elderberry syrup

Homemade Organic Elderberry Syrup

We love using homemade organic elderberry syrup during allergy and cold season in addition to our regular daily vitamin supplements.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Fresh or Dried Elderberries
  • 2-4 Organic Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2-3 tbsp Organic Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 drop Clove Essential Oil
  • 1 cup Local Raw Honey
  • 2 cups Filtered Water

Instructions
 

  • Add elderberries and water to a saucepan. Combine the ginger and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer on low for at least 45 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cool and then add the clove essential oil and honey.
  • Stir together. Drape a piece of cheesecloth over a glass bowl.
  • Pour the elderberry syrup mixture into the cheesecloth and twist the ends. Find a place to hang it over the bowl and allow the syrup to drip out, for aprroximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Next, take the cheesecloth gathering and squeeze out any excess syrup into the bowl.
  • Discard the cheesecloth and then start filling your jars.

Notes

This recipe makes both a pint and jelly size mason jar along with a 3oz. bottleneck jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to two months.