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Hibiscus Cooler


  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flower or 2 hibiscus tea bags
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1/23/4 cup of sugar (depending on the level of sweetness desired)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 12 ounces of ginger ale, ginger beer or sparkling water (optional)


  1. Boil one cup of water. Once water is boiling remove from heat and add the dried hibiscus. If using cinnamon, add at this time.
  2. Stir in sugar to dissolve.
  3. Steep petals for 7-10 minutes and
  4. Add remaining cold water, pineapple juice, and lemon juice and zest to a pitcher.
  5. Strain hibiscus flowers through a fine mesh. Add concentrate to the pitcher.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold. Add ginger ale or sparkling water once the mixture has chilled.