A delightful treat for Adults! This simple recipe makes a flavorful Elderberry Liqueur, which could be a great gift for the Holidays.
The mixture will need to sit in a dark spot, such as a kitchen cabinet for at least a month. The longer you let it sit, the inkier it will get. Enjoy!
Don't forget to wear an apron as the inky juices will stain clothes! You could also add other ingredients, such as Blueberries or Orange Rind to this recipe.
Make sure you purchase a good quality vodka. In other words, it does not have to be the most expensive bottle, but it is recommended to stay away from low-priced generic vodka brands. Vodka should be as close to flavorless as possible. Please drink responsible.
Elderberry Liqueur Recipe
You will need:
1 1/2 Cup of Dried elderberries
2 Cup of Water
4 Cups of Vodka
3 Pieces of Lemon Rind (Quarter size, white pith removed)
1/3 Cups of Sugar
1. Add the Elderberries and the Water in a bowl and let the Elderberries soak overnight.
2. Add Vodka and the Lemon Rind.
3. Pour the mixture into a sealable bowl or jar and place it in a dark spot for at least a month.
4. Pour the mixture through a strainer into another sealable bowl or jar and add the Sugar.
5. Stir the mixture, then put it back in the kitchen cabinet.
6. After a few days, the sugar will completely dissolve and the Elderberry Liqueur is ready to drink.
7. Pour the Elderberry Liqueur into an airtight and sterilized bottle.
Elderberries have lots of culinary uses such as Elderberry Syrup, Pies, Jams, Juices and Liqueurs. The Elderberry must be cooked to come into its own. Afterward, you will have one tasty ingredient. Are you ready for some Elderberry and Elderflowers? Try our delicious and simple recipes! Don't forget to wear an apron as the inky juices will stain clothes.
Where to buy:
Elderberries can be purchased at Farmers Markets, in your local health food store or online.
Warning - Do not take Elderberries if you are allergic.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using Elderberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis (MS), or other conditions: Elderberry might cause the immune system to become more active, which could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using Elderberry.
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