Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Watermelon hibiscus cooler combines pureed watermelon and agua jamaica in a refreshing drink that takes the edge off a summer day.
Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Watermelon hibiscus cooler is my  recipe of the day for this once again steamy August weekend day in  Ohio. I’d been at the farm market and grabbed a watermelon. But you know those things are so huge the two  of us can’t eat one by ourselves.

We need other ideas to help move it along, and this refreshing drink  is one  of the ways.

Watermelon and Hibiscus as an Agua Fresca Variation

It is a variation  on  agua jamaica, which is a quenching  hibiscus flower tea drink that is  popular in  Mexico (and Mexican restaurants).  Some recipes add lime to theirs but I felt this was perfectly fruity as is.

I  suppose if the watermelon doesn’t have much flavor, then lime  might boost that. But right now watermelon is in peak  form, so no additional lime will be needed. Judge for yourself with your own melons and  decide.

Adult Version?

I’m even curious how this would be with a little bit of tequila or vodka added for the grown-ups.

Perfect as is for the grown-ups  and kids alike though. I went through  a lot of this and do recommend making a big batch  if you have kids or family around.

It is smooth and delicious. Stay cool this weekend and beat the heat with a tumbler or three of this. I’ll be dipping my toes in the pool and  sipping away.

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

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Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
steep time for tea 10 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups pureed seedless watermelon
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Bring 2 cups water and hibiscus flowers to a boil; remove from heat and steep ten minutes.
  • Strain hibiscus tea into a pitcher.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Serve over ice.

Notes

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Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler

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