Elderberry Vinegar

Recipe by woodland hues
READY IN: 48hrs 25mins
YIELD: 6 cups




  • Rinse elderberries and pick out dirt, stems or dried out berries.
  • Place berries in large bowl and mash them.
  • Pour vinegar over and allow to stand 24 - 36 hours, covered with a clean tea towel or cheesecloth.
  • Strain through cheesecloth. Allow to drain slowly for up to 24 hours (if you press on the fruit while it is draining the vinegar will be cloudy).
  • Pour juice into a non-reactive stockpot or preserving pan (a stainless steel saucepan will do). Stir in the sugar, bring to a boil, adjust heat, simmer for about 15 minutes. Watch carefully as juice reaches the boiling point - it can boil over very quickly!
  • Let cool slightly, pour into clean bottles with corks, label and store in a dark, cool place.