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hibiscus tea spritzer

Hibiscus Tea Spritzer

Dreaming of sandy toes and cool sips under the sun? This Hibiscus Tea Spritzer is your ticket to paradise, minus the alcohol.

It’s bursting with vibrant color, refreshingly tart, and totally guilt-free. Perfect for those who want to swap out alcohol for a healthy twist without sacrificing flavor, this mocktail is about to become your summer go-to.

hibiscus tea spritzer
  • Light & Refreshing: This spritzer is like a cool breeze on a hot day. Perfectly hydrating and light on the tummy, it’s ideal for poolside lounging or conquering those beachside adventures.
  • Flavorful & Unique: Hibiscus tea boasts a tangy cranberry-like flavor that’s anything but boring. Plus, a touch of sweetness and a hint of citrus make it absolutely delightful.
  • Easy to Make: With just a few ingredients and minimal prep, you can whip up this spritzer in a flash. Perfect for last-minute beach picnics or spontaneous get-togethers.
hibiscus tea spritzer
  • Hibiscus Tea: Look for dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea bags at your local grocery store. I found some beautiful dried flowers that added such a vibrant color to the final drink.
  • Sparkling Water: Choose your favorite brand – flavored or unflavored works! Opt for a natural brand for a cleaner taste. I love using a hint of grapefruit sparkling water for a little extra citrusy kick.
  • Fresh Lime Juice: A squeeze of fresh lime adds a touch of brightness and balances the sweetness. Like magic, it makes all the flavors pop!
  • Honey or Agave Nectar: Use your preferred sweetener to adjust the taste to your liking. Honey adds a subtle floral note that complements the hibiscus beautifully. I tend to start with a little less and add more to taste.
  • Fresh Mint or Basil: These add a lovely pop of color and a refreshing aroma. Feel free to experiment with other herbs like rosemary or thyme! My personal favorite is mint – it’s so summery and pairs perfectly with the tartness of the hibiscus.
hibiscus tea spritzer
  1. Steep the Tea: Boil 2 cups of water. Pour over 2 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers (or 2 hibiscus tea bags) and steep for 10-15 minutes. Letting the tea steep is key to getting that beautiful ruby red color and bold flavor. Strain the tea into a pitcher and let cool completely.
  2. Sweeten & Flavor: Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar (depending on your desired sweetness) and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Taste as you go! Add more honey or lime juice until it hits your perfect balance of sweet and tart.
  3. Assemble & Serve: Fill a glass with ice. Pour in chilled hibiscus tea, leaving room for sparkling water. Top with your favorite sparkling water and garnish with a fresh mint sprig or basil leaf. Now comes the best part – sip back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine!

Loved it? Try this Mango Hibiscus Lemonade or Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea as well!

hibiscus tea spritzer

Here are some ideas for flavored sparkling waters that will complement your Hibiscus Tea Spritzer:

  • Citrus: A classic pairing! Grapefruit, lemon, or orange sparkling water will enhance the tangy hibiscus flavor and add a refreshing twist.
  • Tropical: Take your tastebuds on a vacation with pineapple, mango, or guava sparkling water. These flavors will add a touch of sweetness and a tropical vibe.
  • Berry: Strawberry, raspberry, or blackberry sparkling water will create a delightful berry fusion with the hibiscus.
  • Herbal: For a unique twist, try rosemary, lavender, or cucumber flavored sparkling water. These will add a subtle herbal note and a spa-like feel to your drink.
  • Unsweetened: If you prefer a less sweet drink, opt for plain sparkling water. You can still adjust the sweetness with honey or agave nectar to your liking.

Bonus Tip: Want to get really creative? Try combining different flavored sparkling waters for a layered or custom flavor profile! For example, mix grapefruit and rosemary sparkling water for a delightfully complex spritzer.

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Hibiscus Tea Spritzer

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Iced Tea
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Cool down with this vibrant and refreshing spritzer – perfect for beach days, poolside lounging, or anytime you crave a healthy twist on a classic cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers (or 2 hibiscus tea bags)

  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (to taste)

  • Fresh lime juice, to taste

  • Sparkling water (flavored or unflavored)

  • Ice

  • Fresh mint or basil sprig (for garnish)

Directions

  • In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of water to boiling. Pour hot water over the hibiscus flowers (or tea bags) in a heatproof pitcher. Steep for 10-15 minutes, allowing the tea to develop a deep red color. Strain the tea into the pitcher and discard the flowers/bags. Let cool completely. (Tip: Make a big batch of tea ahead of time for easy spritzer prep throughout the week!)
  • Stir in honey or agave nectar to taste. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and adjust the amount until you achieve your desired level of sweetness and tartness.
  • Fill two glasses with ice. Divide the chilled hibiscus tea between the glasses, leaving room for sparkling water. Top each glass with your favorite sparkling water and garnish with a fresh mint or basil sprig.

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