This little bottle of magic is our favourite remedy for a cold….
Elderberry syrup is really easy to make (see recipe below) and tastes delicious, it really does help sooth a sore throat or a cough and it’s packed full of vitamin c to help shift an autumn/winter cold. We keep it going all season by freezing a stock of elderberries and making up a fresh batch when it runs low. Easy, natural and effective 🙂
you will need;
sieve or muslin cloth
What to do;
separate the berries from the stalks
place elderberries in a pan and cover with water
bring to the boil and continue to let them bubble gently until they burst
strain berries through a sieve or a muslin cloth
collect the juice
add sugar to the juice (12oz for every pint of juice)
boil the juice and sugar until it coats the back of a spoon
pour into hot sterile jars, allow to cool and store in a cool dry place (once opened store in the fridge)
enjoy a spoonful or two whenever you feel the seasonal germs creeping up on you!