Elderberry Syrup

Adapted from Mountin Rose Herbs

Elderberry syrup is tasty and comforting to sip on when battling the common cold.  Take 1 tsp per day to keep your immune system strong.  Elderberry is a great source of vitamin C!  Or, try adding some to seltzer or a mixed drink for an adult version.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes


3 Cups


2 cups water (cold, filtered)
1 cup elderberries, dried (Mountain Rose Herbs is a good source)
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ginger (fresh grated, or dried )
  honey (raw)


Combine the berries, cinnamon, and ginger (if using) with the cold water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 30-40 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and mash the berries to extract juices. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much juice as you can. Measure the liquid and add an equal amount of honey.  Put the liquid and honey mixture in a saucepan and heat gently (do not boil!) to combine. Transfer the syrup to glass jars. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.