Hibiscus Cherry Berry Cooler

My daughter bought a hibiscus cooler from a coffee shop a few summers back and after sneaking a sip I was hooked! I knew I could make this refreshing brew at home, so the next time I was at the store I picked up a box of hibiscus tea and the rest is history. Now my daughter stops by my place whenever she wants a refreshing pick me up.

I like to make a big jug of this and have it in the fridge for a few days. It’s perfect in the middle of the day or after your morning yoga exercise has got you sweating. You can adjust the flavors as you like, more tea bags, less sugar, more frozen berries, etc. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these summer coolers. They lend themselves well to improvisation. 

Yield: 
1 jug
Cooking Time: 
5 Minutes
Prep Time: 
5 Minutes
Ingredients: 
  • 5 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • 6 cups water
Instructions: 

In a glass jug steep:

  • 5 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

Steep tea bags for 5 minutes, then remove tea bags and add 1 cup of frozen cherries or frozen mixed berries to the hot tea. Stir them around a bit as they soften so the berries get a chance to release their flavors into the tea.

Let the tea and berry mixture cool to room temperature.

Mix in:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 6 cups water

Stir and serve.

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