Pink Lemonade (Naturally with fresh hibiscus flowers)

AuthorGypsyCategoryDifficultyBeginner

The colour of this lemonade is spectacular! It is made with all natural ingredients and no refined sugar here. The star of the show are these beautiful pink Chinese hibiscus we picked from a neighbours garden.

Hibiscus pink lemonade serve in glass and bottle
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins
 5 Fresh petal hibiscus flowers
 1 Fresh lemon
 1 cup Boiling water
 3 cups Cold water
 ½ cup Honey
 Sparkling water
1

Pick Fresh Hibiscus Flowers: Gather fresh pink hibiscus flowers from a tree that hasn't been sprayed with pesticides and is in a safe area. We used Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) for this recipe.

Pick Fresh hibiscus flowers for pink lemonade

2

Clean the Petals: Let the flowers sit for a bit on a table to allow any bugs to leave. Gently wipe the petals with a cloth to remove any dirt or debris.

pink Chinese hibiscus flowers

3

Prepare the Petals: Pluck all the petals from the flowers and place them in a bowl.

Pluck Chinese hibiscus petals for pink lemonade

4

Steep the Petals: Pour a cup of boiling water over the petals and let them sit for about 5 minutes until the petals turn yellow and release their color into the water.

Boiling water on fresh hibiscus flowers

5

Remove the Petals: Take out the yellow petals from the water.

Add Honey: Stir in half a cup of honey into the warm hibiscus water until it dissolves completely.

Steeped hibiscus flowers turning yellow

6

Pour into bottle: Pour the honey-infused hibiscus liquid into a bottle.

Pour hibiscus lemonade into a bottle

7

Combine with Lemon Juice: Pour the honey-infused hibiscus liquid into a bottle, add fresh lemon juice, and watch the colour transform into a vibrant pink.

Hibiscus lemonade before and after lemonade

8

Serve: Pour the hibiscus lemonade into a glass with ice, top it off with sparkling water, and enjoy!

Hibiscus pink lemonade serve in glass and bottle

Ingredients

 5 Fresh petal hibiscus flowers
 1 Fresh lemon
 1 cup Boiling water
 3 cups Cold water
 ½ cup Honey
 Sparkling water

Directions

1

Pick Fresh Hibiscus Flowers: Gather fresh pink hibiscus flowers from a tree that hasn't been sprayed with pesticides and is in a safe area. We used Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) for this recipe.

Pick Fresh hibiscus flowers for pink lemonade

2

Clean the Petals: Let the flowers sit for a bit on a table to allow any bugs to leave. Gently wipe the petals with a cloth to remove any dirt or debris.

pink Chinese hibiscus flowers

3

Prepare the Petals: Pluck all the petals from the flowers and place them in a bowl.

Pluck Chinese hibiscus petals for pink lemonade

4

Steep the Petals: Pour a cup of boiling water over the petals and let them sit for about 5 minutes until the petals turn yellow and release their color into the water.

Boiling water on fresh hibiscus flowers

5

Remove the Petals: Take out the yellow petals from the water.

Add Honey: Stir in half a cup of honey into the warm hibiscus water until it dissolves completely.

Steeped hibiscus flowers turning yellow

6

Pour into bottle: Pour the honey-infused hibiscus liquid into a bottle.

Pour hibiscus lemonade into a bottle

7

Combine with Lemon Juice: Pour the honey-infused hibiscus liquid into a bottle, add fresh lemon juice, and watch the colour transform into a vibrant pink.

Hibiscus lemonade before and after lemonade

8

Serve: Pour the hibiscus lemonade into a glass with ice, top it off with sparkling water, and enjoy!

Hibiscus pink lemonade serve in glass and bottle

Pink Lemonade (Naturally with fresh hibiscus flowers)

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