Elderberry and clove are one of our favorite winter flavor combinations. If you’ve ever made your own elderberry syrup for cold & flu season then you’re familiar with the wonderful sweet-tart, earthy goodness of the antiviral and immune boosting tonic. Yum!

You can find the recipe for the herbal “coffee” liqueur here.


Elderberry & Clove Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/2 c dried elderberries
  • 2 c cold water
  • 1 c sugar


  1. Place berries and water in pot and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes; remove from heat and steep for an additional hour
  3. Strain through cheesecloth and squeeze out the liquid; return the liquid to a clean pot and add sugar and cloves
  4. Bring to a boil, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a sterilized jar or bottle
  6. Store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year; once opened, keep in the refrigerator up to 2 months

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 oz herbal coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 oz heavy cream
  • 1/2 oz elderberry and clove syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Soda water to taste


  1. Put everything in a shaker
  2. Fill 2/3 with ice, and shake well for 20-30 seconds
  3. Pour into a glass rimmed with cocoa sugar rim


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soft focus close up of a creamy cocktail with cloves and elderberries