Elderberry Cordial

A delicious old-fashoned recipe found on matprat.no
Elderberry Cordial

The big, heavy clusters of glossy black elderberries give a dark and aromatic cordial that tastes delicious both cold and hot. Elderberry cordial is just the thing to drink when having a cold – it is alleged to have an antitussive effect.

1 kg [2,2 lb] elderberries, rinsed and without stems
500 g [1,1 lb] apples, in cubes
The juice of 1 lemon
6 dl [1,2 pt] sugar per liter of juice

Here’s how to make it

[1] Put elderberries and apples in a saucepan and fill with water halfway up on the berries. Boil for 15-20 minutes. Sieve the berries through a linnen bag. Let the bag hang over a large bowl for several hours. Do not squeeze the bag, then you cordial will get cloudy.

[2] Bring the Juice to a boil and add lemon juice and sugar. Cook till the sugar is completely dissolved.

[3] Pour the finished cordial onto clean, warm dry bottles and screw the  tops  on immediately. Store the cordial dark and cold.