The Glorious Elderberry Shrub Beverage

Jennifer May

An Elderberry Shrub is a non-alcoholic cocktail like drink that is not only delicious, but is also renewing and immune boosting.  It may be made with Sage Moon Apothecary's Traditional Elderberry Syrup or Beyond Elderberry Syrup, and other herbs may be added as well.  It is recommended that you use a high quality raw apple cider vinegar.  If you choose to add a simple syrup, it is recommended that you use organic cane sugar, although regular table sugar will do.


Your Basic Elderberry Shrub Recipe

2 -3 Tablespoons of one of Sage Moon Apothecary's Elderberry Syrups

1-2 Tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar

6-8 ounces of water or sparkling water


Fill a glass with ice.  Add elderberry syrup of choice. Add apple cider vinegar.  Fill glass with water or sparkling water.  Stir and sip.

You may wish to sweeten further with the addition of simple syrup.


Simple Syrup Recipe

1 cup sugar (organic cane is recommended)

1 cup water

Add sugar and water to pot.  Bring to near boiling point and then reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 5-10 minutes until sugar dissolves, taking care not to burn sugar.  Let cool, bottle and store. 

You may choose to flavor your simple syrup with herbs or spices such as ginger root.  To do this, add 1 Tablespoon of dried ginger or 1 nice size piece of fresh sliced ginger to simple sugar mix and let infuse for 30 minutes after the 5 minute simmer.  Strain and bottle. 


Happy Sipping!






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