Elderberry Syrup Recipe

As it's elderberry season and a few people asked me for the recipe of this Elderberry Syrup when I posted it on my Instagram story, I thought I would share it here. Elderberry Syrup is so easy to make, tastes great and is really good for you. It works as a flu preventative because the Elderberries contain so many inflammatory and antioxidant properties. I first got the recipe from one of my favourite witchy books, The Hedgerow Handbook by Adele Nozedar but I've altered it to suit me better. You can use it in so many ways: as a drink, poured over ice cream, I really enjoy it warm mixed with some rum. 

This recipe makes 2 litres worth so if you want less or more just adjust accordingly. Also if you want a thicker consistency just add more sugar.

2 Large Pans
Wooden Spoon
Empty Bottles 

2.5kg of Elderberries 
1kg white sugar 
Juice of 2 lemons 
40 cloves
2tsp of cinnamon

Wash and sterilise the bottles you plan to keep the syrup in.
Remove Elderberries from their stalks.
Wash and drain Elderberries.  

Place Elderberries in pan and just cover with  water. 

Bring to the boil and then simmer for half an hour. Stir with wooden spoon every 10 minutes. 

Strain through a sieve into second large pan, make sure all fruit is removed.
Add sugar, cloves, lemon and cinnamon to liquid and return to the heat. 
Simmer and stir until sugar and cinnamon is fully dissolved.
Boil on high heat for 10 minutes. 
Let the liquid cool and then sieve into a jug before placing into your bottles.

This is such a great recipe, it’s perfect for winter as it’s really warming. So if you fancy having this in the colder months simply put it in the freezer ready for when you want it. 

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