Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Cinnamon and Clove combine with sweet and tart elderberries for this wonderful concoction.

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Most commonly known as the elderberry tree, the sambucus nigra plant has deep roots in folklore and natural medicine, involving every component of the mystical shrub. Making elderberry syrup is the most popular way to extract their natural and most important nutrients. You can infuse the syrup with other herbs like chamomile, rose hips, and so much more. Our elderberry syrup blend combines rooibos tea, with cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg to add the perfect touch of warmth and flavor to your elderberry tea, pastries, gummies, and other elderberry creations using this syrup. 


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Elderberry Syrup

Recipe by Fermentaholics Course: Elderberry SyrupCuisine: FlavoringDifficulty: Easy

16 FL Oz Bottles



Prep time



This Elderberry Syrup recipe makes approximately 16 fl oz of elderberry syrup. Sip 1-2 teaspoons of elderberry syrup daily or add flavor and extra nutrients to your favorite beverages like kombucha, kefir, soda water, or cocktails. Use 1-2 teaspoons of elderberry syrup per pint to start and adjust to your liking.



  • Combine elderberries, spices, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place a bowl under the strainer. Pour contents through the cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the berries. Gather the ends of the cheesecloth and squeeze the berries to extract all of the liquid.
  • Stir in honey until fully dissolved.
  • Pour into a clean pint-sized jar or bottle. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.


  • Elderberry syrup also makes a great healthy base for gummies, jams, and candies.