Hibiscus Tea with Vodka and Citrus

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 33 min
  • Prep: 3 min
  • Inactive: 25 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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4 cups water

2 cups (2 ounces) dried hibiscus flowers or dried rose petals*

1 3/4 cups sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 cup vodka, chilled

1 cup ice


  1. *Can be found at specialty Latin markets
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool for 25 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka.
  3. Place the ice in a tall pitcher. Strain the hibiscus tea into the pitcher and discard the flowers. Refrigerate until ready to use.