OOO La La! I love Elderberry and it is SOOOO awesome for you! Elderberry is our GO TO herb when we are coming down with something and especially if we already are in need of a boost.
You can easily make this up and keep in your refrigerator for up to 3 months. We take 2 Tbsp of it a day when a bug is going around. Sniffles, sneezes, coughs, you name it, we start taking our Elderberry Syrup. (recipe below)
Once you have the base you can make up some fun drinks with it. Of course, we put a tablespoon in our tea especially our Christmas blend, but I also have some other favorites below. I think you will find them enjoyable for the whole family!
We call them MOCKTAILS because we don’t put any liquor in our drinks. You can, but that is the reason for the name…MOCK…pretend cocktail. My dad long ago called them foxtails, along with the Shirley Temple…ahhhh fun memories.
Anyway, here ya go…hope you like it. If you have a favorite way to use elderberries, post it! I love getting as much use out of this wonderful herb!
I like using some fun glasses when I serve these up. It just makes it look pretty and fun!
Add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Elderberry syrup base (recipe below)
Fill remaining glass with Blood Orange Sparkling Juice
Top with an orange slice if you like
This next one is fun! I made up some of our favorite tea during the day, Christmas Tea Blend…which has Hibiscus and Rose Hibs herbs in it. Plus a whole lot of fun spices like clove, and cinnamon. So what a perfect drink.
If Bulk Herb is out of Christmas Tea to blend her is my recipe:
1 Cup of Hibiscus Flower
1 Cup Rose Petals
1/2 Cup Rose Hibs
1/4 Cup of Cinnamon Chips
1/8 Cup Whole Cloves
Orange Peel and Ginger Root about 2-3 tbsp each
In a mason jar glass:
put 1/2 cup of your blended tea cooled
3 Tbsp of Elderberry syrup
Fill glass with crushed ice
Put a lid on your jar and shake.
Take the flat part of the lid and pour it into your fun glass about 1/2 full.
Fill glass with Club soda to give it the fizz.
I added frozen raspberries on the top and serve.
The last one is just adding cream to your Mocktail! Use any recipe and just add a little heavy cream on the top. So pretty and fun for all ages and GOOD FOR YOU! For the most part!
Place berries, spices, and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour mixture into a strainer over an easy-pour bowl. Smash berries to release remaining juice and get all that goodness into your bowl. Allow to cool and add your honey. Stir. Pour into a mason jar or pretty bottle that seals well. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
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Enjoy these wonderful drinks and celebrate with goodness and wellness!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,