Honeysuckle & Hibiscus Cooler
One to make ahead! The hibiscus infusion takes 5 minutes to prepare and 8 hours to develop.
The mocktail then takes just 5 minutes to make.
About the recipe
Both the colour and flavour of this mocktail are divine! It’s a super stylish mocktail that's instantly refreshing. Try adding gin or vodka if you want to make a cocktail instead, but to be honest, you don't need alcohol for a drink that tastes this good!
15g to 20g dried hibiscus, to make a cold tea infusion
25ml little batch Honeysuckle & Hibiscus Syrup
One juicy lime
50ml to 75ml soda or sparkling water
Garnish ideas: fresh or dried honeysuckle petals, dried hibiscus or edible garden flowers.
This mocktail is made in two stages - the first to be prepared a day ahead.
Stage one - prepare the hibiscus tea
Prepare a cold hibiscus tea infusion by adding the dried hibiscus to a litre jug of cold, fresh water, give it a swirl and leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least eight hours).
When ready, sieve out the hibiscus. There will be plenty of flavour left in the petals so use these to make a hot tea, or leave to dry and use as a garnish for your mocktail.
Keep the hibiscus infusion in the fridge until you intend to use it. It should keep for around seven days.
A litre of hibiscus infusion makes around five mocktails.
Stage two - make the mocktail
Add ice to a glass.
Pour in the Honeysuckle & Hibiscus Syrup.
Squeeze in the lime juice.
Add around 200ml of the hibiscus tea and top with soda or sparkling water.
Stir, garnish and enjoy!