Spiced Elderberry & 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
This wonderfully versatile recipe works brilliantly as both a mocktail and a mock toddy, making it perfect for the changeable autumn weather! It’s deliciously cooling in the late autumn sun or warm and comforting by the fire.
25ml little batch Spiced Elderberry Syrup
A serving of dried hibiscus (1 generous teaspoon/around 3g)
A squeeze of fresh orange or 15ml orange juice
Soda or sparkling water
Dried orange wheel and dried hibiscus to garnish
Prepare a cold infusion of hibiscus petals by adding the dried hibiscus to 200ml cold, fresh water, give it a swirl and leave in the fridge overnight (or at least eight hours).
When ready, strain off the hibiscus.
Add ice, Spiced Elderberry Syrup and orange to a glass.
Add 150ml to 200ml of hibiscus tea.
Top with soda or sparkling water.
Stir, garnish and enjoy!
To make this drink as a tasty and comforting winter warmer, check out this recipe.