Hibiscus tea is so refreshing and celebratory – why not make it into a cocktail? Chilled fresh orange juice, sparkling water or sparkling wine, vodka, a bit of agave or simple syrup all mixed with Hibiscus tea. Nothing but delicious on a hot summer day. I clearly have a thing for red drinks – please tell me you think no other color beverage is more festive!?
Hibiscus tea is a wonderful refreshing drink, and a fantastic beverage to have in the fridge during the summer. But don’t just stop there. Bring hibiscus tea into your happy hour!
What is in Hibiscus Vodka Cocktail
This icy cocktail is made from hibiscus tea (if you don’t feel like making your own, you can buy it), plus the sweetener of your choice, vodka, sparkling water or wine, and orange juice. You will have a lighter cocktail if you use sparkling water, but sparkling wine gives it even more of a punch.
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For the sweetener you have a choice of simple syrup, either purchased or homemade, or agave. The hibiscus tea already has some sugar in it, so add according to taste. You can start with 1 tablespoon added sweetener in the cocktail, and add another tablespoon or two to taste. I have found the 2 tablespoons is the right level of sweetness for me in this cocktail, when made with Hibiscus tea according to this recipe, which has ¼ cup sugar added to the tea itself.
How to Make Hibiscus Tea Cocktail
Fill a pitcher with a few cups of ice and the grapes, and sliced orange and lemon or lime.
Add the orange juice and vodka.
Then add the agave or simple syrup, orange juice and sparkling wine or water.
Pour in the hibiscus tea. Stir well to combine.
Serve in glasses with ice and some of the fruit from the pitcher.
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- 1 cup grapes
- 1 orange , sliced
- 1 lemon or lime , sliced
- 1 ½ cups chilled fresh orange juice (see Note)
- 1 cup chilled sparkling water or sparkling wine
- 6 ounces (¾ cup) chilled vodka
- 2 tablespoons agave or simple syrup
- 3 cups chilled hibiscus tea
- Fill a pitcher with a few cups of ice and the grapes, and sliced orange and lemon or lime. Add the orange juice, vodka, agave or simple syrup, orange juice and sparkling wine or water. Pour in the hibiscus tea. Stir well to combine. If not totally cold, chill for two hours.
- Serve in glasses with ice and some of the fruit from the pitcher.
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