2 1⁄2 cups water
1 whole clove
1 cinnamon stick
1⁄2 cup fresh or dried elderberries
1-2 tbsp freshly grated or dried ginger
3-4 cups finished water kefir, (grains removed)
Heat elderberries, water, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Cool and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the spices. Add 1 cup of elderberry tea (or more) to finished water kefir or simply combine to taste. Whisk in honey if you prefer more sweetness. Bottle following instructions on Bottling & Carbonation.