Red Elderberries Experiment

Red Elderberries Experiment

Join us as we navigate the complexities of red elderberries, experiment with making an elderberry syrup, and shed light on the taste, health benefits, and risks associated with this intriguing fruit.

This video provides an exploration of red elderberries and whether a person might want to forage them.

Special thanks to Adison & Lee for this adventure!

Red Elderberry Syrup

  • 4 cups elderberries, de-stemmed
  • 4 cups water
  • ~3 tsp ginger, minced
  • Cinnamon sticks, to taste
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. Combine elderberries, water, ginger and cinnamon sticks in an appropriate pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 mins.
  3. Gently mash to release juices.
  4. Strain using cheesecloth, jelly bag or fine strainer, and cool.
  5. Squeeze out remaining juice, then add extracted juices back to pot.
  6. Add in 2 cups of sugar, and dissolve at medium heat.
  7. Reduce to low, and simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Fill sterilized jars, and store in the fridge once cooled.
  9. Freeze for longer term storage.