Ho Ho Healthy Holidays! Drinks and Desserts Edition.
Thu, Feb 11, 21

Ho Ho Healthy Holidays! Drinks and Desserts Edition.

Ho Ho Healthy Holidays! Drinks and Desserts Edition.

Elder Bourbon Apple Cider

Elderberry Spritzer

Elderberry Cheesecake

This year has been interesting to say the least. You want to gather… but 6 feet apart. Wear a mask around your loved ones, or don’t?
So much to worry about.

You want to stay healthy but still see your loved ones.
I got you covered!

Below you will find recipes for alcoholic drinks AND a dessert containing Elderberry syrup.
What?!

Healthy and fun? Sign me up!

Elder Bourbon Apple Cider Recipe by Elderberry Syrup Lady with St.Elder Elderflower Liqueur, cinnamon sticks, and honey

Elder Bourbon Apple Cider

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 1/2 oz fresh apple cider
3/4 oz Elderflower liqueur
1 1/2 oz Elderberry Syrup Lady Elderberry Syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Toss all of the ingredients in a shaker, shake well, and pour over ice. We highly recommend enjoying this Elder Bourbon Apple Cider with a honey rim, for a little extra sweetness with every sip. Also, if you’re feeling extra fancy, add a stick of cinnamon and a sprig of rosemary to really add to the holiday ambiance that this drink creates!


Elderberry Spritzer with Elderberry Syruplady's Elderberry Syrup, Fentimans Elderflower Sparkling Water, or Prosecco, and lime.

Elderberry Spritzer

Ingredients:
1/3 of glass Champagne or White Wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
1oz Elderberry Syrup Lady Elderberry Syrup
Finish with Elderflower Seltzer

This recipe is a perfect for any occasion really. Its simple, light, and DELICIOUS. Low calorie and adds a little splash of wellness to your holiday festivities!
(And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can swap the champagne/wine out for a shot of your favorite vodka or gin instead!)

Elderberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe with Elderberry Syrup Lady's Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Swirl Cheesecake

Prep: 25 Mins
Total: 10 hours
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients:
1 cup finely ground graham crackers (8 sheets)
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)
1 1/2 cup of sugar + 2 tablespoons
4-8 tablespoons of elderberry syrup
32 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons of Honey
1 9-inch spring form pan

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place 8 graham crackers in a ziplock bag and crush well.
  3. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons of sugar and the 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) in a bowl. Press crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of your springform pan. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Mix 4 tablespoons of elderberry syrup with 4 tablespoons of honey in a small bowl. Set aside. This will create a subtle elderberry syrup flavor.
    ~If you’d like your cheesecake to have a full body elderberry flavor, add an additional 4-8 tablespoons of syrup in with the filling~
  5. Add the 32oz of cream cheese into an electric mixing bowl. I prefer using the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  6. Turn the mixer down to a low setting and add 1 1/2 cups of sugar in slowly. Add 1 pinch of salt and  1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix ingredients until well combined.
  7. Add 4 large eggs, one at a time, mixing each until just combined (do not overmix).
  8. Pour completed cream cheese filling from your mixing bowl over the graham cracker crust.
  9. Place elderberry syrup/honey mixture over the cheesecake by the spoonful. With a butter knife or toothpick swirl the syrup into the cheesecake.
  10. Place springform pan in the center of the oven. Cook for about an hour. Cheesecake is done when the cake /edges are set but the center still jiggles.
  11. Turn oven OFF. Leave cheesecake in oven for approximately 30 minutes (to avoid cracking).
  12. Place in fridge once cooled. Store in fridge for 6 hours. Run a knife around the inside of the pan/outer edge of the cheesecake before serving.

Happy Holidays from our Elderberry family to yours!

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By: Brooke, The Elderberry Syrup Lady

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