Elderberry syrup is delicious, good for you, and a versatile way to incorporate more herbs into your daily routine. We love it by the spoonful, mixed into sparkling water as an herbal tonic, or mixed into hot water with our daily Mab Tab for a tasty herbal boost. Simple yet brimming with benefits, it is a recipe excellent for herbal newbies and pros alike. The deep burgundy hued concoction is made from immune boosting dried elderberries, honey, and ginger and cinnamon for an extra spicy and good-for-you-kick.
Elderberry has been used to support immune health for thousands of years and is the hero ingredient in this syrup – not to mention every Mab Tab blend we make. While the berry flavor tastes amazing, we love it for all the good it does your body to feel wildly alive. Warming Ginger gives this recipe a boost, lending its immune and digestion supporting benefits.
Feel free to double the recipe to make extra. We love sharing this tasty syrup with our friends and family – the gift of wellness is a true show of affection if you ask us!
Elderberries: Nourishing berry that supports immune health*
Ginger: Spicy rhizome that can help reduce aches and pains, and benefit immune health*
Cinnamon: A carminative spice used around the globe for centuries to aid digestion. Loaded with antioxidants, it may also provide anti-inflammatory benefits.*
Recipe makes ~8 oz of syrup.
1/2 cup Organic Honey
1 cup Dried Elderberries
2 inches finely sliced Ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups Water
**Serving size is 1-2 tablespoons for adults, ½-1 tablespoons for children over 2 years old.
Sterilize the glass bottle you plan to store you syrup in. Boil water in a large pot and submerge your bottle for 5 minutes. Remove from water with tongs. Pour out water from the bottle and air dry setting it aside for later use.
Add berries, ginger, and water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and low simmer for 40 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour.
When cool enough to handle, strain berries using a cotton muslin bag (a nut milk bag works wonderfully!) or a cheese cloth. Squeeze out liquid into a glass pitcher or large mason jar. Once liquid has cooled to just above room temperature, add honey and stir well to combine. Using a funnel, pour elderberry syrup into your sterilized glass bottle.