RecipesFeb 2, 2022

Black Elderberry Toddy

Black Elderberry glycerite has a sweet, tart and fruity taste. One delicious way to take it all winter long is in warm water. Adding a bit of local honey plays up Black Elderberry’s sweet side, while a squeeze of lemon offers a hint of sour tang. Since this drink uses warm — not boiling — water, it only takes a couple of minutes to prepare.


Serves 1

½ teaspoon local organic honey, or to taste

4 ounces warm (not boiling or steaming) filtered water

0.7 ml Herb Pharm Black Elderberry, Alcohol-Free liquid herbal extract†

1 organic lemon wedge


  1. Place the honey in the bottom of a mug.
  2. Carefully pour in the warm water, then stir until the honey has dissolved.
  3. Add the Black Elderberry, Alcohol-Free extract, then stir again.
  4. Squeeze the lemon wedge into the mug, and serve immediately.


  • To make this beverage vegan, substitute coconut nectar or maple syrup.
  • If you prefer a less sweet drink, omit the honey.
  • Use an orange or lime wedge in place of the lemon.

†One squeeze of the dropper equals 0.7 ml; provides approximately 1 serving of Herb Pharm liquid herbal extract.