Elderberry Vinegar Recipe

Elderberry vinegar

  • makes 350ml
  • Easy

This makes a sweet, balsamic-like vinegar. It’s important to cook the elderberries as they are mildly toxic in their raw state



  • elderberries 200g, stalks and leaves removed
  • white wine vinegar 350ml
  • sugar 100g 


  • Step 1

    Put the elderberries in a sterilised mason jar and gently muddle with the end of a rolling pin. Add the vinegar, seal and leave to infuse, in the fridge, for 3-4 days.

  • Step 2

    Pour the berry mixture into a pan, add the sugar and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved, then seal in a sterilised, clean bottle.