*1/2 cup dried elderberries
*2 1/2 cups water
*Herb pouch (optional): 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 to 1 tsp ground clove.
*3/4 cup honey (local, raw & organic are best)
Place the water, elderberries & herb pouch in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or strainer and press the berries to release more juice from them. Allow the liquid to cool to room temperature and then pour in the honey & stir until well mixed. Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge for 2 months or so.
If you decide to try making elderberry syrup - feel free to post on my Twitter (@afarmdaughter) or Facebook page (The Farmer's Daughter). So much fun to try out a new homemade recipe!
*Disclaimer: For educational purposes only - this information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.