>> 4 cups distilled water
>> 1 cup (dried) elderberries (or 2 cups fresh or frozen)
>> 4 tbsp ginger (grated)
>> 2 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried)
>> 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
>> 1 tsp ground cloves
>> 1 1/2 cup raw honey
Pour the water into a medium saucepan and add the elderberries, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, and cloves. Slightly mash the berries.
Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
Remove from heat and let cool until it is cool enough to be handled. Carefully mash the berries again.
Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or a tight strainer into a glass jar or bowl and let cool.
Once the mixture is thoroughly cool, add honey and stir very well.
Store in glass bottles in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Alternatively, pour syrup into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, store in air tight freezer bags.
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