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.



Honey Dust
3 years ago

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

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush5 years ago

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.

Lupe G.
Guadalupe G5 years ago

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

Angie B.
Angela B5 years ago

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

Frans Badenhorst
Frans Badenhorst5 years ago

very creative.... thanks

Heidi R.
Past Member 5 years ago

Nice. Thanks.

Miranda Parkinson

sounds very refreshing!

Lynn C.
Lynn C5 years ago

Thanks to Dale O. for the caveats.

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

to each their own

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.