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Spiced Elderberry Syrup Recipe - Commonhealth Elderberry


Spiced Elderberry Syrup

3 cups water

4 oz dried elderberries

0.5 oz cinnamon sticks (we highly recommend using Ceylon - it's the best!)

0.2 oz fresh ginger, chopped (trust us, fresh > dried!)

1 oz. sugar (or other sweetener)

Combine first four ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. With 5 to 10 minutes of cooking time remaining, gently stir in sugar until dissolved. 

If you're feeling adventurous, here are a few other ideas to try:

  • Add cloves (a little, not a lot). Clove add some extra warmth, in addition to the cinnamon and ginger, that can be so nice in the winter.
  • Try maple syrup or honey to sweeten instead of sugar.