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.

Hibiscus Rose Cooler
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Equipment: Strainer and large glass bowl
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 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
How To Make
  1. 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.
  2. Once done steeping, strain the liquid and add honey. Serve over ice or with sparkling water.
Storage: Keep refrigerated and consume within a month.

Looking for ingredients? Here are a few recommendations:

Dried Hibiscus | Starwest Botanicals

Rosebuds | Starwest Botanicals