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Single Serving Elderflower Cordial Recipe

There are times when you need a little something to help boost your immunity but don’t want to make a full batch of infused herbs. In those cases, this single serving herbal cordial recipe is just what you need.

simple syrup jar and glass with herbal tinctures for elderberry cordial

There are several methods used to make herbal cordials. The first is to infuse herbs in a simple syrup on the stove top. The second is to directly infuse the herbs over several months. The third is the single serving method which uses previously prepared tinctures to make a small amount of cordial.

The recipe below can be used with various tinctures to make all different kinds of herbal cordials.

Along with already prepared tinctures, this single serve elderflower cordial uses a simple syrup as a base. There are many levels of sweetness in a simple syrup, this one uses a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water.

You can adjust the ratio to accommodate your family’s preferences. You can also use honey instead of sugar.

Yield: 2 cups

Single Serving Immune Booster Cordial Recipe

simple syrup jar and glass with herbal tinctures for elderberry cordial

Homemade herbal cordials are easy to prepare and make unique and notable holiday gifts or housewarming presents.  When prepared with medicinal herbs, cordials make a tasty medicine.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 month 11 days 14 hours
Total Time 1 month 11 days 14 hours 25 minutes


  • 1/2 fluid oz. elderberry or elderflower tincture
  • 1/2 fluid oz. echinacea tincture
  • 1/2 fluid oz. ginseng root tincture
  • 3 oz. of simple syrup*
  • choice of spices if desired


          If you need to make the simple syrup, put equal amounts of water and sugar in a small stockpot and bring to a boil.

          Reduce heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes

          It's best to chill the syrup before serving.

          To serve: Pour 3 oz of simple syrup into a small glass and add tinctures. Stir well and enjoy.


*Go ahead and make 1 cup to use as needed if you'll be treating for several days. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Here's how to make a simple syrup.

There are two other ways of making an immune booster cordial - the syrup method and the direct infusion method.

simple syrup jar and glass with herbal tinctures for elderberry cordial

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