Elderberry Elixir Mocktail

This effervescent winter mocktail features immune-supporting elderberry syrup alongside anti-inflammatory turmeric and a dose of vitamin C from orange juice. Use freshly squeezed orange juice for the best flavor. Depending on the sweetness of your elderberry syrup, you may want to use more or a little less.

Elderberry Elixir Mocktail
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 ounce elderberry syrup (see Tip)

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric, or more to taste

  • Ice

  • Sparkling water

  • Orange slice for garnish


  1. Combine orange juice, elderberry syrup, lemon juice and turmeric in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to make the shaker 3/4 full. Cover and shake until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. (Alternatively, for a layered look, shake the citrus juices and turmeric and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle the elderberry syrup over the ice.)

  2. Top with sparkling water and garnish with an orange slice, if desired.


Tip: You can buy elderberry syrup in grocery stores and online. One brand, Sambucol, is widely available in supermarket supplement sections. You can also make homemade elderberry syrup. Read more about the health benefits of elderberry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 mocktail
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 125IU 3%
Sodium 1mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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