Elderberry & Honey…Β 

I mean, technically this is a booster for if you’re feeling like a poorly pants… but I’m currently having a spoonful over some gin, ice & tonic sooooooo….. πŸ˜¬πŸ’πŸΌπŸ’• 

Here’s what you do… (*flower crown is essential.)

Pick a whole load of Elderberries, the really black ones are best as they just fall of the bunches easily & are at their sweetest.

You need the same amount of water as berries so if you pick a whole cup of berries, you’ll need a whole cup of water. 

I always add a teaspoon of lavender, but just for it’s relaxing properties rather than taste as the honey & elderberries will drown it out in the cordial!

(No I’m STILL not bored of lavender!!!) πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Or Chinese lanterns! Which I’m so so pleased I have some growing this year!!! Last year for some reason I only got ONE stem where as every year before that I’ve had hundreds! **anyone know why??! Anyway-I digress… 

Back to the cordial…

Add the same amount of water as your pickings… one cup of water for one cup of berries & half a cup of honey! (I know it’s a lot but it’s cordial so you will be diluting it don’t panic!)

Simmer for 45 mins on the hob then strain & cool…

It will last 2/3 months in the fridge & is mega for a cold if you’re unlucky enough to get them… or if like me, you just want to drink it with alcohol… go ahead! It’s YUMMO!!! 

Enjoy!!! πŸ’•πŸŒΏ


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