I love to enjoy a refreshing cup of ice cold hibiscus lemonade in the hot summer days. Most days here in California, we have some pretty nice weather and I usually end up making this drink year round. Don't get me wrong, I love a simple lemonade but hibiscus just gives it that wonderful color and added tartness.
I usually use the Passion Tazo tea bags for this drink. That's my favorite hibiscus tea bag to use because it has a combination of hibiscus flowers, orange peel, rose hips, and passion fruit, but you can definitely use any other kind of hibiscus tea you have on hand. It'll still taste amazing.
If you have fresh, or dried, hibiscus flowers, you can definitely use that!
Servings: 4 (8-9 oz servings)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 hibiscus tea bags
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup cane sugar (or white sugar)
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 cups cold water
Ice, for serving
1) Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and remove from heat.
2) Add the hibiscus tea bags and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes.
3) Pour hibiscus tea into a large pitcher. Add lemon juice and the cold water. Stir.
4) Refrigerate and serve over ice.