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Thank you for welcoming Carmel Berry Company into your inbox and into your kitchen! We’ll let you know when we write a new blog post, have a new recipe idea, or have a great announcement. Of course, we’ll also keep you up-to-date on the evolution of Carmel Berry Company, with unique, behind-the-scenes stories and photos.
You can expect to receive fresh ideas for the kitchen, little known facts about elderberries, creative ways to elevate your evening cocktail, and step-by-step recipes. Our goal is to educate and inspire you, as we share our passion for elderberries and the products we make.
To get you started, here’s five reasons to try elderberries today (also known as: five reasons we love elderberries!). The possibilities are endless, the results superb. Enjoy!
~ Katie and Ben
Carmel Berry Co. Founders
Top 5 reasons to get started with Elderberries today!
1. Experience the Goodness of Elderberries.
Elderberries are an antioxidant powerhouse delivering Vitamin C in every delicious sip. Studies have shown that both the flowers and the berries have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and may be effective in fighting off colds, flu, high cholesterol, and even cancer! Cheers to your health! See more details and scientific studies in our Blog posts!
2. Make Decadent Adult Drinks.
Yes, you can give the classic cocktails a make-over! Add the sweet and tart Elderberry Syrup or the lightly floral Elderflower Cordial to sparkling wine, mineral water, or your favorite spirit, to make superb variations of your favorite cocktails.
We’ll continue to post step-by-step recipes in our Blog posts, including recipes for Ruby Red Martinis, Gin & Tonics with a Splash of Spring, Elderflower Champagne Cocktails, and more!
3. Create Homemade Soda.
Simply add 1 – 2 Tbs. of Elderberry Syrup to sparkling water, stir, and enjoy! No high fructose corn syrup, no ingredients you can’t pronounce. Kids love it!
4. Elevate Your Dessert.
Both our Syrup and Cordial taste divine when drizzled on fresh berries or ice cream. Be prepared to lick your plate!
5. Cozy Up and Hunker Down.
Mix a tablespoon into hot water with some raw honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon or ginger. Perfect for winter…or any time of year!
Native to North America, elderberries and elderflowers have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. A true superfruit, they are one of the highest sources of antioxidants, with an impressive list of possible immune boosting benefits. So, what are you waiting for? Get sippin’! Read more here.