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Ginger Hibiscus Mocktail

I love this ginger hibiscus mocktail so much! It’s non-alcoholic, beautiful, has some weight in the flavor department thanks to the hibiscus, and is quite simple to put together. Jump to the Ginger Hibiscus Mocktail Recipe

Ginger Hibiscus Mocktail

I’m usually pretty disappointed in mocktail recipes and find that most are glorified fruit juice with too much sugar and not enough balance. This is NOT a problem with our hibiscus mocktail. Hibiscus is tannic and tart, with citrus undertones, making it perfect to balance any sweetness from other ingredients.

Beverages made with hibiscus are found in many parts of the world. They go by bissap in West Africa, agua de Jamaica in Mexico and Central America, orhul in India, sorrel in the Caribbean, and are even found in Cambodia, Egypt, Sudan, and Sri Lanka.

How to Make Ginger Hibiscus Mocktails

This ginger hibiscus mocktail has three main elements:

  • Hibiscus tea
  • Fresh lemon or lime juice
  • Something gingery like this ginger syrup or ginger beer
Ginger Hibiscus Mocktails

The most straightforward version of this mocktail is to mix cooled hibiscus tea with a squeeze of lemon or lime and ginger beer (I’m particularly fond of Fevertree’s ginger beer).

An alternate (but delightful) version of this mocktail takes advantage of our homemade lemon ginger syrup.

To make it, we simmer an almost outrageous amount of fresh ginger in water. We cool it and then mix the strong ginger tea with fresh lemon juice and a sweetener (I love using honey). This ginger syrup lasts in the fridge for two weeks, ready for making tea, cocktails, and this simple mocktail.

To make the mocktail with our homemade syrup, mix hibiscus tea with the syrup and top it off with sparkling water. Delicious.

More ways to use ginger: Try one of our Ginger Power Shots (we have lemon, carrot, and green) or this naturally sweet Ginger Beet Juice.

Note for Pregnant Women: Hibiscus was one of the things on the do not consume list when I was pregnant. Unfortunately, as with many things on that list, there isn’t much research on how much hibiscus is safe during pregnancy. If you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant, please research and talk with your doctor before consuming hibiscus. For another delicious mocktail without hibiscus, look at this Paloma-inspired Grapefruit Mocktail.

Ginger Hibiscus Mocktail

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I love this ginger hibiscus mocktail so much! It’s beautiful, has some weight in the flavor department thanks to the hibiscus, and is quite simple to put together. The most straightforward version of this mocktail is to use ginger beer. For a slightly more interesting mocktail, try making our homemade ginger syrup. Both versions are listed in the recipe.

Serves 1

You Will Need

Option 1 (Made with Store-bought Ginger Beer)

2 ounces brewed hibiscus tea

4 to 6 ounces ginger beer

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon or lime juice

Option 2 (Made with Homemade Ginger Syrup)

2 ounces brewed hibiscus tea

2 ounces homemade lemon ginger syrup

4 to 6 ounces sparkling water

Directions

  • Option 1 (Made with Store-bought Ginger Beer)
  • Brew hibiscus tea, and allow it to cool to room temperature, or store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

    Combine two ounces of hibiscus tea and the lemon (or lime) juice into the bottom of an 8-ounce (or larger) glass. Add ice cubes, and then top with ginger beer. Serve with lemon slices as a garnish.

    • Option 2 (Made with Homemade Ginger Syrup)
    • Brew hibiscus tea, and allow it to cool to room temperature, or store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

      Combine two ounces of hibiscus tea and 2 ounces of ginger lemon syrup in the bottom of an 8-ounce (or larger) glass. Add ice cubes, and then top with sparkling water. Serve with lemon slices as a garnish.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We calculated based on this mocktail being made with ginger beer.

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Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 mocktail / Calories 66 / Total Fat 0g / Saturated Fat 0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 14.9g / Carbohydrate 16.6g / Dietary Fiber 0g / Protein 0g
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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