Making Elderberry Winter Tonic
- Fresh Ginger, grated: 1 Tablespoon per cup of berries (or 1 teaspoon if you are using dried ginger)
- Ground Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon per cup of berries
- Ground Cloves: 1/4 teaspoon per cup of berries
- Raw Honey, preferably local: 1/2 cup per cup of berries
Take a teaspoonful daily during cold and flu season, or use it in delicious ways: as a pancake syrup, mixed into yogurt, as a drink mixer… There are so many ways to enjoy it, so even if you never get sick, it’s a fun thing to have on hand. You can also use this tonic to make fermented elderberry soda! Just dilute to the sweetness of juice and follow the instructions for fermenting from there.