Elderberry Syrup - Take a teaspoon or 2 when you feel under the weather or anytime you want to support your immune system.
1 Tbsp dried elderberries
1 Tbsp dried ginger pieces
1 Tbsp cinnamon chips
1 cup of water
Optional: Vodka or Brandy to increase shelf life
Fill a small soup pot with the water and add the dry ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer uncovered for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and allow the concoction to steep for 30 minutes.
When it has reached room temperature, pour the brew through a double layer of cheesecloth into a pourable container. Squeeze all the liquid out of the herbs. Add honey and stir until completely dissolved. Pour the liquid into a small clean bottle with a lid. Label the bottle and store in the refrigerator.