Elderberry Blue Syrup
This elixir is something we heavily rely upon during the cold and flu season. Elderberries are well-known for their immune boosting properties. Blueberries make this more palatable for kids and pack an anti-oxidant punch! My kids each get a Tablespoon or so of this a day. I swear by it! our household is so much healthier because of it.
Hands-on Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Yield: ~2 cups
3/4 cup elderberries, dried*
6 cups water
1/2 cup blueberries, dried*
1 cup honey
1 T pure lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a stove pot. Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and let it reduce by almost half. Strain with a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. Store in a refrigerator for ~2 months.
*Soak dried berries (in water for cooking) for 30-60 minutes prior, if possible.