• Homemade Elderberry Syrup

August 08, 2013 1 Comment

This recipe for Homemade Elderberry Syrup comes from Hedgerow Medicine, by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal.

If you can find your own farm-fresh elderberries, this is a simple recipe you can use to make homemade elderberry syrup. Unlike many elderberry syrups on the market, this recipe (along with our very own Elderberry Syrup) tastes great! Using only 5 natural ingredients and no preservatives, this syrup is a healthy home remedy your family will appreciate.

  • Ripe elderberries
  • Muscovado sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Slices of lemon
Making Homemade Elderberry Syrup
  1. Put ripe elderberries into a large saucepan, with half of the volume being water. Simmer and stir for twenty minutes. Allow to cool, then squeeze out the juice using a jelly bag or fruit press.
  2. Measure the juice, and for every 500ml of juice add 250g muscovado sugar, one stick of cinnamon, a few cloves and a few slices of lemon. Sim­mer for 20 minutes, then strain and pour while hot into sterilized bottles.
  3. Elderberry Syrup Dose: Take 1 teaspoonful every few hours for colds and the flu, or use it as a cordial and add boiling water to taste for a hot drink.

1 Response

Angela Jaynes
Angela Jaynes

February 13, 2018

I make my own elderberry syrup and wanted to know if you can reboil the remnants of the recipe to make another batch or do you take out all of the qualities when you boil it the first time. If not, what are some uses/recipes for the remaining elderberries, cloves and cinnamon mix? I hate to throw it away considering how much I spent on this last purchase. I’m on your notification list for the clippings. I was wondering also if the New York would fare well in Arizona? I am a huge fan of elderberry and am a firm believer that it works. I’d love to get one of your cuttings for my our back yard.

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