What do I do with Elderberry Syrup?

a few ideas...

Straight up: Like a shot!
Cocktails: Especially good with vodka, gin and bourbon.
Mocktails: 1 ounce of syrup to 6 ounces soda water
Yoghurt: Mix with plain or vanilla
Overnight Oats: Mix with whatever milk you use
Smoothies: Any recipe you would use blueberries in
Tea: To sweeten, instead of honey

Add to Yoghurt

Scoop up a bowl of your favorite plain yoghurt.

Then drizzle on a tablespoon or so of elderberry syrup and top with a little granola, cashew nuts or flax seeds. 

elderberry swirlerd in yogurt

Make Elderberry Soda 

This couldn't be easier. Combine fizzy water + about 2 Tablespoons of elderberry syrup.

 It's incredibly beautiful and refreshing.

shot of syrup in a glass


Elderberry syrup in a bottle and mixed with soda water
tomato salad with elderberry dressing

Make Salad Dressing

Combine equal parts

  • oil of your choice (we like avocado),
  • apple cider vinegar
  • elderberry syrup. 

Give it a good stir or shake and dress your salads, pour on a grain bowl or use as a marinade for meat or fish.  

Make a Cocktail

Give your martini a health boost by adding a splash of elderberry syrup.  Or try this Vodka Collins recipe.  

Vodka Collins


With fresh or frozen Elderberries you can make

Elderberry Jamjam

  • 1.5 cups fresh elderberries 
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1.5 cups blueberry, grape, cherry or apple juice
  • 3 teaspoons pectin (we like Pomonas)
  • sweetener of choice, to taste.

Bring berries, water and juice to a boil. 

Remove one cup of mixture from the heat, add pectin and sweetener and stir until smooth.

Return to the pot and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and stir for ten minutes until it starts to thicken up a bit (it will start to cling to the spoon). 

Remove from heat and pour into canning jars. Keep refrigerated. It will thicken up as it cools.