Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Make your own great-tasting elderberry syrup.
Course Herbal remedies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 21kcal
Author Donielle


  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries or one cup fresh
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cups water
  • optional herbs: 2 Tbsp dried Mullein, Ginger, Rose hips, Licorice, or 1 stick cinnamon
  • optional ingredients: 1 Tbsp lemon juice, vodka, or brandy


  • Pour water and herbs into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the water begins to steam, lower heat to keep it at a steaming temperature. Do not let it boil.
  • Strain out the berries, use the back of a spoon to squeeze out any juice left in the berries, being careful not to press the berries through.
  • Measure the liquid. If you have more than one cup, pour it back into the pan to steam until you have only one cup left. If for some reason you have less than a cup, simply add in a bit of water to bring it up to one cup.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Add in honey (and lemon juice or alcohol if using) and stir until combined.
  • Place into a storage jar and keep in the refrigerator.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 1mg