Elderberry Syrup

Posted on September 11, 2020

Elderberry Syrup

It’s easy to make and you can eat it by the spoonful, drizzle onto porridge or yogurt, or add a dash to fizzy wine.

– Carefully separate your elderberries from their stalks with a fork or your hands

– Chop up a little ginger into small pieces

– Put the elderberries and chopped ginger into a pan and cover them with water

– Bring to the boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly

– Pour the mixture through a jelly bag or muslin (fine cloth) and allow the juice to drip through. Extract as much liquid as possible

– Pour the elderberry liquid into a measuring jug, and measure how much you have. Now add equal parts sugar to the liquid mixture – so if you measured 500ml of juice, add 500g of sugar, or if you have 1 litre of liquid, add 1 kilo of sugar

– Add the sugar and a little ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick to the strained liquid. Simmer for five minutes and then cool and pour into sterilised bottles

Source: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2017/09/elderberry-recipes/