This hibiscus tea lemonade is the perfect summer drink to enjoy at BBQs, the beach, and backyard parties. The hibiscus lemonade tea is refreshing, liver cleansing, and is the perfect non-alcoholic beverage to serve at your next party.
Making homemade hibiscus lemonade with fresh lemon juice and maple syrup is super easy. I used four tea bags steeped in boiling water to make the hibiscus tea, but you can also use 4 tbsp of dried hibiscus flowers instead, then strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer once it has been steeped.
As we head into the summer months in Canada, I have been focusing on eating liver cleansing foods and beverages, including hibiscus tea, after a long cold winter where I packed on a couple of pounds for the first time in years since moving back to Canada. In the winter months, I didn’t crave smoothies and salads like I used to enjoy year round when I lived in Australia on the Gold Coast, where it is warm all year.
Drinking hibiscus tea daily is a part of the mini liver cleansing diet protocol that I put together for myself. And I must say I have been feeling great. Hibiscus tea has a slight tartness that I enjoy, but this easy hibiscus lemonade recipe with simple ingredients tastes so much better especially chilled with some ice cubes when it’s hot out!
Spring and summer is the perfect time to incorporate liver cleansing beverages into your diet, such as this chilled hibiscus tea lemonade that is refreshing and hydrating for the body in the warmer months. The infusion of hibiscus tea with tangy lemons with a natural sweetness from maple syrup yields the best tasting homemade lemonade to enjoy on hot summer days!
Spruce it up with some soda water and you have the most delicious beverage that is an excellent substitute for alcoholic beverages that contribute to fatty liver. Instead, drink this hibiscus tea lemonade that is amazing for fatty liver, weight loss, and reducing inflammation.
Since becoming a mom, I hardly have any desire to drink alcohol as a hangover is the last thing I want with a busy toddler, but I still love going to social events, and it’s nice to enjoy a chilled drink on a warm day with friends. Reap all the health benefits of this hibiscus tea lemonade while having a blast.
It’s also the perfect drink for young kids who want to join in on the fun. The vibrant red color will have all the kiddos wanting a try, and it is much healthier than sugar-laden drinks with artificial colors.
Ingredients for the hibiscus tea lemonade recipe:
- 4 cups water
- 4 hibiscus tea bags or 4 tablespoons of dried hibiscus petals
- 4 lemons
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
How to make hibiscus lemonade:
- Boil the water: Pour 4 cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil.
- Steep the Hibiscus Tea: Once the water reaches a rolling boil, remove it from the heat and add the hibiscus tea bags or dried hibiscus petals. Steep the tea for 10 minutes until you achieve a deep red color and a strong hibiscus tea taste.
- Sweeten with Maple Syrup: Add the maple syrup to the hibiscus tea and stir well until the syrup dissolves completely. Taste the tea and adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more maple syrup if desired.
- Squeeze the Lemons: While the hibiscus tea cools down, roll the lemons gently on a countertop to release their juices. Cut each lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. Remove any seeds from the juice.
- Mix the Lemon Juice with Hibiscus Tea: Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the cooled hibiscus tea. Stir well to combine all the flavors evenly.
- Chill and Serve: Place the hibiscus tea lemonade into a large pitcher or mason jar in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour or until thoroughly cooled.
Tips and substitutions for making the hibiscus tea lemonade:
- For a bubbly version, top off the chilled hibiscus lemonade tea with soda water or sparkling water just before serving.
- If you prefer a sweeter version, you can increase the amount of maple syrup.
- You can also use other sweeteners, such as honey or coconut sugar. Anyone with high blood sugar or diabetes may want to use monk fruit, stevia, or erythritol, which are the best sugar substitutes for people with diabetes.
- Experiment with different flavors by adding a few slices of fresh ginger or a sprig of fresh mint to the lemonade.
Hibiscus tea may be hard to find at local grocery stores, but most health food stores should stock hibiscus tea bags or dried hibiscus flowers to make loose-leaf tea. The tea bags and dried flowers yield a deep tea flavor that makes the hibiscus lemonade taste amazing with the most beautiful color!
Nutrition information and benefits
A single serve of this hibiscus tea lemonade recipe contains 64 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrates. This lemonade is rich in vitamin C and manganese. Both vitamin C and manganese boost antioxidant production in the body, as manganese is the cofactor for the SOD enzyme; a primary antioxidant enzyme in the body responsible for breaking down free radicals that cause tissue damage.
Vitamin C is vital for optimal immune system function and is an antioxidant; thus, vitamin C is great for reducing inflammation.
Hibiscus extracts have been proven to be beneficial for fatty liver and have been shown to reduce elevated liver enzymes. Making an organic hibiscus tea lemonade is the perfect beverage for improving liver health and enjoying in the warm weather, especially when served with some ice cubes for an extra cold drink.
It is such an easy recipe full of natural flavors that make the best lemonade with lemons and tart hibiscus tea sweetened with maple syrup (the best tasting natural sweetener).
You may also like this cold hibiscus tea made with dried hibiscus flowers!
Hibiscus Tea Lemonade – Liver Cleansing & Refreshing
- 1 pot
- 1 glass pitcher or large mason jay
- 4 cups water
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 4 lemons juiced
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- Pour 4 cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, remove it from the heat and add the hibiscus tea bags.
- Add the maple syrup to the hibiscus tea and stir well until the syrup dissolves completely.
- While the hibiscus tea cools down, cut each lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. Remove any seeds from the juice. Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the cooled hibiscus tea.
- Place the hibiscus tea lemonade into a large pitcher or mason jar in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour or until thoroughly cooled.