Elderberry Floral Ice Cubes

Recipe by Hannah Kaminsky (BitterSweet Blog and @bittersweet__)

These ice cubes are a beautiful addition to any party drink. Infused with edible flowers, they're not only lovely to look at, they provide antioxidants* as they melt into your drink with the addition of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup


  • 2 Cups Water**
  • 2 Tablespoons Sambucol Elderberry Syrup
  • Small Edible Flowers (Such as Carnations, Pansies, Nasturtium, Borage, or Mini Dianthus)


In a small pitcher, whisk together the water and Sambucol syrup. Set out an ice cube tray and place it on a small baking sheet or toaster oven tray, to make it easier to maneuver.

Place the flowers face-down in each ice cube well, then fill halfway with the with water mixture. Carefully move the tray into the freezer, placing it on a level surface, and let sit for 2 – 3 hours, until fully frozen.

Add more flowers on top, fill with the remaining water mixture to cover, and freeze once more. Serve in chilled water, lemonade, or any cool beverage that needs a bit of extra flower power!

**To make perfectly clear ice cubes, use distilled water, which has fewer impurities and particles floating around. Boil the water first to further remove air bubbles, and cool completely before using.

Yield varies depending on size of ice cube trays


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.