A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Elderberry

The elder berries are now ripening and many people gather them for wine making.We did try to make the wine once but found it rather bitter but just about palatable mixed with lemonade!
The syrup was traditionally made from ripe berries. The syrup was stored and made into a hot drink, a remedy for winter colds presumably as it was rich in vitamin C.

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