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Close your eyes while you're sipping on this revitalizing brew and guaranteed you'll be transported to the Caribbean! With the taste of cold brewed hibiscus complemented by lemon juice, your favorite type of alcohol, and topped with club soda - this drink will have you daydreaming that your toes are in the sand and you're soaking up that sweet sea breeze. Stir up one of these simple cocktails and allow yourself to slip away to paradise!
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Makes 4 glasses // Prep Time: 4 hours // Active Time: 10 minutes
- 4 tea bags (or 4 tbsp loose leaf) hibiscus tea. We recommend this Hibiscus Star Herbal Infusion by Tanzania Tea Collection.
- 4 cups filtered water
- 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup (8 oz) gin, vodka, or white rum
- 1 ½ cups (12 oz) club soda
- Ice for serving
- Optional: Mint sprigs for garnish
In a large pitcher, pour cold water over tea bags or leaves and let steep in the refrigerator for 4+ hours. You can even leave the tea overnight for a stronger brew!
After the tea has steeped long enough, remove the tea bags or strain the leaves. If your pitcher is large enough, add in the lemon juice and alcohol of choice (you may need to transfer over to a larger pitcher).
Serve over ice, top with club soda, garnish with mint, and enjoy a little taste of the tropics :)
Looking for a frozen version? Try our Citrus Hibiscus Smoothie recipe!
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Recipe adapted from Mountain Rose Herbs
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About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.