A simple recipe for a potent remedy for colds and flus coming into the cooler months.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
- 1 cup ripe elderberries
- 3 cups filtered water
- 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 cup raw, local honey optional
Pull the ripe elderberries off the stems and wash in a sieve.
Place in a pot with all other ingredients except the honey. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat and leave to simmer for about an hour or until the liquid has reduced by half.
Pour the liquid through a sieve and squash the berries to extract the majority of the juice.
Decant into a clean jar or bottle.
When cool, add the honey, if using, and store in the fridge for 3 weeks or freeze in ice cube trays for longer term storage.