Refreshing Hibiscus Limeade

Refreshing hibiscus limeade. A vibrant, flavorful drink that will become your new summer obsession. Hibiscus flowers add a stunning pop of color and a delightful flavor that plays well with the tart lime juice. Plus, it’s packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

Each morning, my friends and I go for a quick walk to get some sun and fresh air. We noticed our neighbor’s lime tree was abundant with fresh limes, so we harvested a bunch.

Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants like anthocyanins, antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body. (Trusted source) I love adding it into my food and drinks whenever possible.

Then we collected these pretty peach-colored hibiscus so I could make fresh hibiscus sugar. Dried hibiscus works just as well if that’s what you have access to!

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers (or one cup fresh)
  • 8 fresh limes
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. Bring your water to a boil.
  1. Make a hibiscus lime sugar by grinding up your hibiscus flowers, vanilla extract (or juice from one lime), and zest from a lime into your sugar. I do this in a mortar and pestle, but a food processor or blender works as well!
  2. Squeeze limes into a large jar or pitcher. Strain to remove any seeds.
  3. Add your hibiscus lime sugar and boiling water. Stir to let the sugar dissolve.
  4. Chill and serve over ice.  

Refreshing Hibiscus Limeade

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Refreshing hibiscus limeade. A vibrant, flavorful drink that will become your new summer obsession. 
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers or one cup fresh
  • 8 fresh limes
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Bring your water to a boil.
  • Make a hibiscus lime sugar by grinding up your hibiscus flowers, vanilla extract (or juice from one lime), and zest from a lime into your sugar. I do this in a mortar and pestle, but a food processor or blender works as well!
  • Squeeze limes into a large jar or pitcher. Strain to remove any seeds.
  • Add your hibiscus lime sugar and boiling water. Stir to let the sugar dissolve.
  • Chill and serve over ice.

Notes

Serve over ice

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 0.1g | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 15g
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hibiscus limeade
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 99kcal
Author: sarah

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