Let’s face it…this summer, especially over the past two weeks, the heat has been relentless! I am pretty sure today will be our third or fourth day at 109 degrees or more. These hot Texas days call for a bright and refreshing beverage that the whole family can enjoy. Hibiscus Lemonade Coolers are just we need on a hot day to put a little pep back in our step! Tart, sweet, full of minerals and antioxidants, a little fizzy and completely refreshing, this drink is a snap to whip and just what you need to brighten your day!
I’m sure you have seen or heard about hibiscus tea…or maybe even tried it. On its own hibiscus tea is somewhat tart, like cranberry juice. It has a ton of amazing health benefits like helping with high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Other possible health benefits include help with inflammatory, digestive, and immune issues, as well as helping in speeding up your metabolism. Chocked full of vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants, this is one beverage that can pack a big punch!
Maddie loves coming up with new summer drinks…we always seem to be working outside and enjoying a big glass of iced green tea is one of our favorite ways to cool off….but every once in a while she experiments with something new! This is definitely a favorite, not only because its sugar free and tastes amazing, but its gorgeous to look at…that ruby red color just puts a smile on my face!
For this Hibiscus Lemonade Cooler, we used an herbal tea blend with hibiscus flowers, orange peel, rose hips, lemon grass made by Tazo called Passion. You can typically find it at your local grocery store or order it here. It’s a great tea to have around in the winter months as well and one we have on had all the time! You can use just hibiscus flowers to brew your tea as well if available!
Hibiscus tea, fresh lemon, a little sweetener topped off with sparkling mineral water for a little refreshing fizz, this Hibiscus Lemonade Cooler could not be easier to make! We recommend keeping a batch in the fridge so it’s nice and chilled down when you’re ready to enjoy a glass…or two!
Sugar Free Hibiscus Lemonade Cooler
- 2 cups hibiscus tea, brewed
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp Pyure Sweetner
- 12 oz sparkling mineral water
- Combine first three ingredients and stir until sweetener is dissolved. Top off with mineral water and serve chilled over ice!