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Spiced Elderberry & Hibiscus Cooler

Prep Time:

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.



  • Ice

  • 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 ahead:

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.

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