It has been many a basket of elderberries these wee fingers have plucked from the stem for me.
Our main recipe has been a jar of berries 3/4 filled with brandy & 1/4 of honey. Heat the honey to pour but everything is uncooked & just sits in the jar... shake when you remember for 4-6 weeks. Strain & take a medicinal tsp daily throughout winter.
The area we live on is an elderberry heaven. A favourite tree/bush/plant of mine.