2 cups cold water
1 cups organic dried Elderberries (get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs online)
1 organic Cinnamon Stick
3-4 whole cloves
1 tsp fresh grated organic ginger root or organic dried ginger root
1/2 to 1 cup raw local honey – to taste
To make the syrup, combine the berries and herbs with cold water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow herbs to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the berries in the liquid mixture. Strain the berries and herbs through cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice in a 16 oz mason jar which has been sterilized. Add honey.