This recipe is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This elderberry tonic is a great way to boost the immune system, soothe a sore throat, or simply cozy up during cooler weather. With fresh lemon, honey, a touch of cinnamon, and optional whiskey (!), this modern take on the classic hot toddy incorporates superstar elderberry syrup for an immunity boost.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This warm and cozy hot toddy is the perfect dose of elderberry (and a little whiskey, if that’s your thing!). Comforting and full of healthy benefits, it’s perfect whether you’re sick or just trying to ward off a bug.
- Taking care of yourself is so important, especially as the weather gets colder! With the craziness in the world (2020, am I right?), your body is prone to stress and inflammation, which can lead to a variety of health problems. Sprouts is perfect for loading up on healthy foods and vitamins to keep you feeling your best!
How To Make Elderberry Hot Toddy
The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!
Just stir everything together in a saucepan over low heat until warm. Pour in a glass or mug and garnish with lemon slice and cinnamon stick.
Top Tips For Making
- Sprouts is the perfect place to get your vitamins and supplements to help keep your immune system working its best this season. Not only does Sprouts have the highest quality food, they also have a ton of products to keep you healthy and feeling great!
- Leave out the whiskey, and this is a great way to get kids to drink elderberry!
- You can easily make a big batch of this hot toddy in the slow cooker! Mix your ingredients together and turn the slow cooker to high. Let it heat for about 30 minutes. You can also turn it to low and let it simmer for a couple hours. Perfect for if the whole family gets sick!
- Elderberry is loaded with antioxidants that are great for boosting your immune system. They also help reduce inflammation and stress, which both can cause chronic health problems.
- Elderberry can lessen the severity of the symptoms and length of bugs like the flu and cold!
More Delicious & Healthy Drinks
- Moon Milk (3 Ways)
- Easy Golden Milk
- Immune Booster Shot Recipe (Maximum Strength!)
- Powerhouse Pink Latte • 4 Ways
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Elderberry Hot Toddy
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 ounces whiskey optional
- 2 teaspoons Sprouts Elderberry Umckaloabo & Zinc Syrup
- 2-3 teaspoons honey
- 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice to taste
- 1 lemon slice for garnish
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnish
- Stir everything together in a saucepan over low heat until warm. Garnish with lemon slice and cinnamon stick.
- Whiskey: Omit to make alcohol-free or kids’ drink.
- Slow cooker: Make a large batch of the recipe (triple or quadruple). Mix your ingredients together and turn the slow cooker to high. Let it heat for about 30 minutes. You can also turn it to low and let it simmer for a couple hours.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.