Makes about a cup
- 1 cup fresh or ¾ cup dried elderberries
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger, sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground clove
- 1 cup raw honey
Place the elderberries, water, ginger, cinnamon and clove in a pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.
Remove from heat. Mash the berries carefully using the back of a large spoon.
Next, strain the mixture using a fine sieve. Transfer liquid to a jar and stir in 1 cup of honey. Discard the cooked berries.
Keep your elderberry syrup in the fridge, sealed, for 2-3 weeks.