healthy hibiscus drink

I can’t even explain to you  how divine this drink tastes:

Don’t let fancy garnish get in your way.

Serves: 8


5 g dried hibiscus

1 mandarin

1 orange

1 lemon

3/4 cup sugar (or to taste)

1.7 L tap water


Bring 1.7 L water to boil.

Add the dried hibiscus flowers to the water while still hot.

Dried hibiscus

Leave aside [NOT in the fridge] for 30 mins – 1 hour (depending on if you’re in a hurry or not!) to release flavour.

Note, you can leave the flowers to soak for hours on end if you prefer. I think I left mine for 3 – 4 hours because I left the house. Either way, you’ll end up with the same great taste.

Cut the orange, mandarin and lemon into large cubes.

Add to a large bowl. Add the sugar and begin to “knead” the sugar-citrus mixture. This way you can extract flavour from the skins of these fruits, too.

Pour the hibiscus drink (with the flowers) and citrus mixture into a large jug or bowl.

Leave in the fridge for up to an hour.

Drain the drink into a jug so as to remove the citrus chunks and flowers.

Add sugar to taste (you may not need to do this).

Serve cold with your favourite meal or snack.


5 thoughts on “healthy hibiscus drink

  1. healthy sue says:

    this drink seems to be really beneficial. ive read a heap about hibiscus and i so want to try this one day. can u do anything else with dried hibiscus?

    • fatisrecipes says:

      Hey Sue, if you make this drink and then pop it into little plastic containers, you can make it into a slurpee. Or you can just dig into it while it’s frozen, makes a great healthy replacement to ice cream! 😀 Either way, enjoy!

  2. mjskit says:

    This is perfect! I bought some dried hibiscus flowers the other day on a whim and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I don’t have a mandarin, but I do have a couple of tangerines, so I’m going to give this a try.

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