This ruby, deep velvety drink is not only delectable and a candy to look at but it’s highly medicinal, too. You can easily make it at home. Hibiscus is very high in vitamin C, lowers blood pressure, it’s anti-inflammatory and helps the immune system. Rosebuds are astringent and help heal the G.I. mucosa. Rosemary is a brain booster. Cardamom it’s a carminative (helps with gas).
Hope you try it! I buy all my herbs on Amazon, organic from either Starwest (see my recommendations below) or Frontier.
This infusion is strong, almost like a concentrate. You don’t need a lot to enjoy! Replace honey with stevia or monk fruit if avoiding sugar. It’s a great “mocktail” option if you’re participating in Dry January, or abstaining from alcohol for any reason.
- ⅔ cup dried hibiscus flower
- ½ cup rosebuds
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary or 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 10 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1 quart plus one cup hot water
- ¼ cup raw local honey
- Ice and sparkling water to serve
- Place all the herbs in a large glass bowl. Mix well and pour hot water over, and let steep for 2 hours, or longer but not exceeding 12 hours.
- Once done steeping, strain the liquid and add honey. Serve over ice or with sparkling water.
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Where can I purchase the ingredients?
I get most of my herbs through https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/…cheers!!
Sounds great! How much of the hibiscus/rose tea do you use per glass when using with sparkling water?
Hi Susie, there isn’t a specific amount of the tea required to use with the sparkling water. You can use 4 oz of each or play around with what tastes good for you. ~ Jeanne HB Team
This looks really refreshing in a hot day. Can you tell me how much of the tea do you use with the sparkling water
Hi Margaret, there isn’t a specific amount of the tea required to use with the sparkling water. You can use 4 oz of each or play around with what tastes good for you. ~ Jeanne HB Team
Where can I buy good quality herbs in UK.
Try your local apothecary of health food store. =)
How about serving this warm? With Christmas coming up, I have been looking for a nice, soothing, warm drink.
That sounds lovely!
Let us know how it is warm. =)
can you use this recipe for a jelly dessert?
We haven’t tried this but give it a try and let us know how it turns out! =)
It uses only 1/4 cup honey. How much herbal infusion does it yield?Will it last for a month, even if refrigerated? Thanks, looks gorgeous!
Roughly 1 quart. Keep refrigerated and consume within a month. =)
Thank you. I love Hibiscus drinks. Now even more. It’s so good.
I have a lovely hibiscus plant that I received for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago. Is there a special plant that you need to use to save the flowers or any hibiscus plant work?
I have roses and hibiscus in the garden. Is it safe to pick the buds and use them? Do I need to dry them first?