Today, before heading home from work, I found a patch of Elder trees that were in full ripe fruit! I collected a few clusters of fruit into my falling apart cowgirl hat.
I promptly brought them home, removed berries from the stems and mashed them in a jar with a couple of spoonfuls of Rocky Mountain wildflower honey, from Lyons, (local honey!) and then topped off with brandy. I borrowed the recipie, roughly, from Kiva.
mmmmmm....fresh elderberry brandy elixir! Nothing better! Now I better get to work on doing something with my wild plums!