Elderberry Cordial Recipe – Elderberry Syrup

This is a very easy to follow recipe. Elderberry – Sambucus nigra, grows very well in most parts of the world. If you are interested in this plant, check my article here for more info about this amazing plant.

This is a basic recipe and can be used in different ways: diluted in cold or hot water, as a topic for cake or ice-cream or you can use it to make a delicious liqueur.

Per 1.5kg Elderberries, only black ones, cleaned and without green stalks, you need 750g sugar and 1L water

  • Place water, sugar and elderberries in a large pot and bring to boil while stirring in between
  • Turn the heat down and simmer for about 20 minutes on low heat or until you can see the berries burst
  • Drain through a super clean kitchen towel into a clean pot and squeeze the content to get all the goodness out of the berries
  • Bring to boil again
  • Fill into clean and sterilised bottles or jars and close immediately

Keep in a pantry up to two years.

If you want to see how I do it, watch this video