2 ½ cups dried elderberries
5 cups water
3 teaspoon dried ginger
3 cinnamon sticks
Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower heat and simmer 30 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool for another 30 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks and elderberries.
1 to 1 ½ cups honey
1 to 1 ½ cups brandy
Store syrup in jars in the refrigerator. Here are some health benefits of elderberry syrup.
Serving suggestions: a couple tablespoons in sparkling water with a slice of lemon