Infusing liquor is the easiest (laziest?) way to draw out the elderberry goodness. And it doesn’t require heating, which may help to retain more of the precious phytonutrients. Herbal tinctures are made this way, and they are some of the best low-dose, plant-based medicines in the world. The nice thing about infusing liquor with elderberries is that you get your favorite liquor plus a medicinal infusion that will add lots of good stuff (and not too much extra flavor) to something you already love.
For the infused liquor: use 1 handful elderberries to 2 1/2 cups vodka, bourbon, brandy or liquor of choice.
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