Elderberry syrup

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By Food24 November 03 2009
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Ingredients (8)

2.00 Litres elderberries
1.00 kg sugar
1.00 cinnamon — stick
10.00 cloves
10.00 pimento seeds
2.00 lemon — juice only
15.00 ml lemon — zest only
1.00 Litres water
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An excellent cordial which can also be stored for winter coughs and colds.
Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Gently simmer with the lid on for 15-20 minutes. Stand and cool. Strain.
Pour into a pretty bottle. Store in the fridge. (It keeps for months.)
Pour 1/4 of a glass of syrup, and top up with iced water.
Float a few elder flowers in it and serve as a refreshing drink.
Add hot water to 1/4 cup syrup, to fill the cup, a dash of brandy and a slice of lemon, and sip slowly to ease a cough or cold or just as a winter warmer.

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