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A Refreshing, Easy & Colorful Summer Drink

A Refreshing, Easy & Colorful Summer Drink

Looking to quench summer thirst? Try this easy hibiscus and lime drink à la Remodelista editor Sarah. It’s easy to make and the vibrant color will surely impress any lunch or dinner guests.

Photography by Sarah Lonsdale for Gardenista.

Above: Sarah takes a handful of hibiscus flowers, puts them in a jug with water and leaves them to soak in the sun for several hours.

Above: Hibiscus flowers can be easily found at any Mexican supermarket in the produce section, but for an online source Amazon offers Dried Hibiscus Flowers for $14.25 for a two-pound bag.

Above: Add the juice of two limes and a little sugar or honey to taste.

Above: Sarah likes the look of the flowers steeped in water and use a tea strainer for pouring. But if you wish to avoid straining, you can soak the flowers in a Drawstring Musln Bag: $4.45 for a pack of 25 from Amazon.

For another refreshing summer drink, see Gardenista’s post I, Forager, Finding Green Walnuts to Make Liqueur.

 

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3:54AM PDT on May 21, 2014

Hibiscus flowers can be made into a paste and applied to hair as a pre-shampoo natural conditioner. They soften and strengthen the hair. Directions: http://www.honeydustblog.com/hair-care/hibiscus-hair-mask-for-silky-hair

4:02PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Hibiscus is thought to be good for blood pressure.

I use it with green and/or black tea, in a large pot to make iced tea. It has a different taste, but, I find it addicting with meals.
It appears, to taste better to me, cold, as apposed to hot.

12:53PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

I believe in our country, we call this agua de jamaica

10:52AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

It looks pretty....hibiscus is said to have health benefits

6:32AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

very creative.... thanks

12:21AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Nice. Thanks.

11:27PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

sounds very refreshing!

12:12PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks to Dale O. for the caveats.

7:03AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

to each their own

4:48AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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