Elderberry winter tonic

This was the first and rather messy bottling of our elderberry winter tonic with no added sugar! Tastes incredible and is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Elderberry winter tonic

  • Servings: Around 500ml
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IMG_0517This tonic tastes incredible and is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

  • 500g elderberries, stripped off the bunch
  • 300g rice syrup
  • 15 cloves
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3cm chunk of ginger, peeled and sliced

Method:

  1. Put the elderberries in a pan on the hob and cover with water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture through a sieve and discard the bits.
  3. Weigh the liquid and place it back in a pan on the hob. To every 900ml elderberry liquid add 300g rice syrup (exactly how much liquid you get always varies, so adjust accordingly).
  4. Add the cloves, lemon juice and ginger to the pan and stir well. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Leave to cool. Strain out the bits and bottle in sterilised containers.

Notes: You can also freeze this tonic, so that it lasts you right through the winter months.

Recipe by Homegrown Kate www.homegrownkate.com

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