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Elderberry Recipes

December 9, 2016 Back to Picks >

Elderberry Syrup

  • 4 lbs. Elderberries, picked and cleaned
  • 1 cup Water
  • � cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper if necessary

In a large pot over medium heat, combine the elderberries with the water. Mash the berries until all have released their juice. Heat to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. Return the juice to the pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Continue heating to a simmer. Season and adjust seasonings with more lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Elderberry Tea

  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp Elderberry Syrup
  • 2 Cardamom Pods
  • 2 Whole Cloves
  • 2 tsp Mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest, strip

Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan and heat over till simmering. Cook for about 30 minutes. Strain into cup and enjoy warm. Sweeten with honey or agave nectar if necessary