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Healthy Elderberry Spritzer

Elderberries are very healthy but also tasty, and the season is just beginning. We’ve been busy last week harvesting elderberries from our garden and making an elderberry syrup that can be used in many ways. Here’s a simple but tasty and refreshing use for the syrup.

Bowl of fresh elderberries

Ingredients:

Basically the amounts depend on your taste. You could begin with for each glass:

  • 1 ounce elderberry syrup
  • 2-4 ounces sparkling mineral water
  • ice cubes
  • lime as garnish (optional)

Healthy Elderberry Spritzer

Directions:

  1. Place the syrup in the bottom of each glass.
  2. Add ice cues, and then the mineral water
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime (optional)
  4. If you wish for more elderberry flavor, add more of the syrup and mix with a muddler.

Healthy Elderberry Spritzer

Note:
We used this David Lebovitz’s Elderberry Syrup Recipe.

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5 Responses to “Healthy Elderberry Spritzer”

  1. ooo, my husband’s parents have elderberries growing at their home, I’ll have to get some harvested and try this!! I think his dad will really love it, he’s all about the spritzers :) thanks for posting this idea!

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Heather,
    Thanks for your comment. This was the first time I made elderberry syrup. It’s rally not that hard to do, and worth the effort. I also made a really nice elderberry smoothie that we will post soon, and a delicious pears poached in elderberry syrup. Each morning my husband pours some elderberry syrup on his granola/oak milk cereal. Using a fork makes it easier to strip the berries off the stems. Make sure to pick out the green unripe berries. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicwalker/6057270018/in/photostream As you can see I wore gloves, but I’m not so sure it’s necessary. Good luck, hope you enjoy them as much as we have been.

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Vic, hanks for your comment. Actually I find it amazing. This is my first experience with making elderberry syrups and things with it. I always knew it was healthy… but I did not know it was so tasty :-) yea… We’ve already finished off a quart
    started a second, and I’ve harvested some more to make more… neet :-) I’m glad I started early in the season and can find more.
    Hope you give them a try and enjoy

  4. Erin says:

    I love elderberry spritzer! How do you like to use elderberry syrup in the colder winter months?

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