Hibiscus and Lime Mocktail

My favourite tea is hibiscus tea- either hot or cold. And now I have found a way to make it into a mocktail!! Life is good!




Ingredients

  • 3 bags of hibiscus tea or 1 tablespoon loose hibiscus tea (I used NZ Herbal Brew)

  • 2 small limes (about 4 tablespoons lime juice), plus lime rounds for garnish

  • Sparkling water or soda water

  • Ice, for serving

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. To prepare the tea component, heat the water to a low simmer. Steep the tea in the hot water for 3 minutes, then remove the bags (or strain off the loose tea). Set the tea aside to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  2. Make a honey syrup: Combine equal honey and water in a small saucepan. Warm over the stove-top just until you can completely stir the honey into the water. Set aside.

  3. When you’re ready to serve, fill four medium glasses with ice. Fill each halfway with hibiscus tea. Top each with about a tablespoon of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of the honey simple syrup, and stir to combine. Fill the rest of each glass with sparkling water, gently stirring afterward to combine. You may want to adjust to taste by using less lime juice or more simple syrup—totally up to you!