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This effervescent winter mocktail features immune-boosting 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.

Amy Traynor
EatingWell.com, January 2021

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.)

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

Tips

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

124 calories; sodium 1mg; carbohydrates 29g; protein 1g; sugars 24g; vitamin a iu 125IU.
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