Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail

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This Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail is the perfect combination of bright flavors and rich color. Made with freshly brewed Hibiscus Tea, sparkling water, and orange vodka, it’s a refreshing and delicious cocktail perfect for spring and summer entertaining.

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Spring is here and summer is on the horizon, so I’ve been thinking about some new creative cocktail recipes. With holidays and occasions like Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal and baby showers, etc., it’s handy to have a few go-to recipes in your back pocket that you can whip up at a moment’s notice.

That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to share this Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail with you. This was a recipe that I whipped up YEARS ago (seven to be exact), but it never got posted. Sorry about that!

Hibiscus Cocktail Recipe

You see, I happened to come across some pictures and that’s when I realized I never shared the recipe with you. I knew I needed to get this in your hands ASAP! I can still remember how delicious and beautiful this recipe was.

The bold pink of the hibiscus tea paired with orange vodka and sparkling water is perfection. A simple but effective garnish makes this hibiscus cocktail anything but boring.

Never had hibiscus tea before? You’re in for a treat!

What Does Hibiscus Taste Like in a Drink? 

The taste of hibiscus is a combination of tart and floral. I also think it has some sweet fruity notes which make it work wonderfully in a cocktail like this one. 

You can find the hibiscus tea I used for this cocktail recipe HERE. It’s my favorite!

That’s also why I selected orange vodka as the alcohol for this hibiscus cocktail. The blend of the two is delightful! 

hibiscus tea cocktail

What Does Hibiscus Pair Well With?

Hibiscus pairs really well with things like lemon, mint, orange, chamomile, and fresh berries. Since this drink is so bright and light, it partners nicely with most snacks, appetizers, or meals. 

Here are a few delicious nibbles you might consider enjoying with this hibiscus cocktail: 

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As I mentioned above, as stunning as this drink is on its own, part of its allure is in the details. The simple addition of a red paper straw, fresh mint, and a strawberry will make anyone feel like royalty. Remember, we eat (or in this case, drink) with our eyes first. The little details are what make this drink truly fabulous.
Now, let me show you how easy it is to mix up this hibiscus cocktail.

Hibiscus Tea Cocktail Recipe

Let’s Stir Up this Tasty Hibiscus Cocktail:

  1. In a large heat-safe pitcher, combine water and tea bags.
  2. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes and then remove.
  3. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to allow the tea to chill.
  4. Once cool, add sparkling water and orange vodka (optional).
  5. Stir and top with ice.
  6. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry.

Recipes Notes:

While you can make this cocktail in advance, it’s best served on the day you prepare it.

Don’t have fresh strawberries? No worries. Orange slices would also make a lovely garnish to this drink.  
If you prefer a mocktail, just leave out the vodka and you’re good to go. It’s still beautiful, and it’s still so tasty.

Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail

And that’s it my friends! As you can see, this Hibiscus Cocktail is an easy libation to make. In just a few simple steps you’ll have a beautiful and tasty cocktail to serve a crowd. 
Cheers, my friends! 

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Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail

This Hibiscus Iced Tea Cocktail is the perfect combination of bright flavors and rich color. Made with freshly brewed Hibiscus Tea, sparkling water, and orange vodka, it's a refreshing and delicious cocktail perfect for spring and summer entertaining.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, drink, hibiscus, iced tea, vodka
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 44kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water boiling
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 6-8 ounces orange vodka optional
  • fresh mint leaves and strawberries for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large heat-safe pitcher, combine water and tea bags.
  • Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes and then remove.
  • Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to allow the tea to chill.
  • Once cool, add sparkling water and orange vodka (optional).
  • Stir and top with ice.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry.

Notes

While you can make this cocktail in advance, it’s best served on the day you prepare it. Don’t have fresh strawberries? No worries. Orange slices would also make a lovely garnish to this drink.
If you prefer a mocktail, just leave out the vodka and you’re good to go. It’s still beautiful, and It’s still so tasty.

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg


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