Black Beauty Elderberry Elixir

Black Beauty Elderberry Elixir

This Black Beauty Elderberry Elixir is not only easy to make but the aroma filling the air as it steeps and simmers is divine.

A step up from The Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe (check out the amazing benefits of elderberry at the link) this adds another layer of protection with spices to keep away winter-ills.

 

Black Beauty Elderberry Elixir

 

 

Star anise – antiviral properties, key ingredient in flu-fighting drug Tamiflu

Cinnamon – warming and antimicrobial

Cloves – warming and antimicrobial

Fresh ginger – warming and anti-inflammatory

 

 

 

Recipe

  • 1.5 cups of fresh elderberries
  • 1.5 cups of Billington’s molasses sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 30g ginger (or large thumb size) peeled and sliced

Add all the ingredients with 1 cup of water (you can leave out the water if you would prefer a thick syrup) to a saucepan.

Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for half an hour, allowing all the spices to infuse.

Push through a fine sieve and decant to sterilised jars.

Take one teaspoon a day as a preventative measure and more if necessary.