Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Have you ever wanted to make your own elderberry syrup? 
Here is a great and easy recipe. This syrup is versatile and can be customized how you like. 



  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1’’ piece of ginger root
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup raw honey


  • Medium saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Jar or container for finished syrup


  1. In saucepan combine all of the ingredients except the honey, and heat on medium heat until it starts to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally, until the syrup is reduced by about half.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Pour the syrup through a strainer into a glass bowl. Use the back of a spoon to squeeze any remaining juice out and discard the berries.
  5. Allow the syrup to cool completely before whisking in the honey. Add the honey and stir until it dissolves.
  6. Pour the finished syrup into a jar with a lid and store in refrigerator for two weeks.
  7. For longer storage freeze in ice cube trays and thaw when needed.


  • Adults: 1 tbsp., up to four times per day
  • Children over 1year:  ½-1 tsp per day, up to 3 times per day
  • Not recommended for children under a year



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