An easy and healthy herbal hibiscus tea infused with a refreshing watermelon mixture.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
A classy, light, refreshing and nutritious Hibiscus Watermelon Refresher Drink. The herbal fruit tea is loaded with fiber and vitamin C. A perfect make ahead delight. Therefore, be sure to whip up a big batch for friends and family. Keeps fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator. What’s more, sip it warm during the cooler spring or fall days or pour over ice cubes for a cool refreshing summer drink.
What is herbal hibiscus flowers and are they healthy?
This hibiscus watermelon refresher drink uses edible organic hibiscus flowers.. Hibiscus seeds and other parts of the plant have been used in medicinal applications for centuries. Further, they are rich in antioxidants. The dried hibiscus, when steeped, develops a rich bright red color. What’s more adding fresh watermelon keeps the color a brilliant bright red with additional health benefits.
Additionally, the hibiscus tea has a natural slight sweetness coupled with a tangy taste. Therefore, that makes it even more amazing when paired with the delicate sweet watermelon. For this specific drink, the fresh watermelon combined with the sweetly tart kiwi makes for a brilliant and delicious combination.
What are the best melons to use in this Hibiscus Watermelon Refresher Drink.
Furthermore, the watermelon fruit has a high water content which allows the drink to capture its full refreshing potential. Watermelons always seems to be in season, making it easily accessible. And it is also a very versatile fruit that can be used in many applications. For example, it’s perfect in the Watermelon Arugula Salad or this Refreshing Watermelon Spinach Smoothie.
Moreover, while the watermelon works in this drink, any other type of melon. may be used. Some great choices include the refreshing light flavored honeydew or cantaloupe. They are both nutritious. Additionally, the use of kiwi adds even more nutrition to the drink while giving the flavor a slight tartness thereby balance the refreshing taste. Hope you enjoy every delicious refreshing sip. Happy Cooking!
Hibiscus Watermelon Refresher Drink
An easy delicious and healthy refresher drink. Herbal dried Hibiscus steeped into a tea then fresh watermelon and kiwi are added for a healthy refreshing drink. Can be sipped warm or pour over ice cubes. Great for Spring or Summer.
FOR THE HIBISCUS TEA
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon dried organic hibiscus glowers
- 1 – 2 teaspoons raw honey
FOR THE WATERMELON KIWI INFUSION
- 2 Kiwis Peeled and Chopped or Sliced
- 1 small piece of ginger about 1 inch length 1/2 inch diameter. Peeled and chopped.
- 12 -15 fresh mint leaves
- 2 small sprigs thyme leaves
- 1 lime zested and juiced
- 2 cups watermelon chopped
MAKE THE TEA
In a tea pot or saucepan, bring the water just to a boil. Turn off the stove. Add the dried hibiscus flowers. Let the hibiscus steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
Strain the tea. Discard the hibiscus. Cool.
Note: to quick cool place the tea in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
PREPARE THE WATERMELON MIXTURE
In a bowl or small pot, add the kiwi, ginger, lime zest and juice, mint leaves, thyme and watermelon.
Use a cocktail/bar muddler or wooden spoon and smash all the ingredients into a puree.
Note: the puree doesn't need to be smooth.
LET'S BRING THE REFRESHER DRINK TOGETHER
Once the tea is cool, Pour it into the puréed ingredients. Stir.
Strain the drink into a pitcher. Discard the puréed stuff.
Pour over ice cubes and enjoy.
Alternatively, if the preference is a warm sip, no need to cool the hibiscus tea.