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Raspberry Hibiscus Cooler

Raspberry Hibiscus Cooler made with chilled green tea! 

Raspberry-hibiscus-greentea-cooler Drinks like these are what makes summers bearable and enjoyable. With 4th of july only a week away, all I can think of  is summer drinks and lots & lots of food. Lately I have been on a roll with my crazy drinks and I almost every weekend end up whipping some crazy mocktail or cocktail.  Remember that spicy jalapeno-watermelon lemonade or that refreshing pineapple agua-fresca!

Raspberry-hibiscus-greentea-cooler-3 This is my new favorite and I believe it will be yours too. Long time back I had something similar at starbucks. It was very refreshing but I wasn’t too impressed as it was kind of way too sweet for my taste. So here is my version. Don’t compare it with the version starbucks sells as it is a lot different. It is all you want your summer drink to be – tangy from freshly made hibiscus syrup with dried hibiscus flowers, earthy from freshly steeped green tea and with a little bite with frozen raspberries.

Raspberry-hibiscus-greentea-cooler-3 You just can’t stop at one. Believe me!

 Raspberry Hibiscus Cooler

Hibiscus syrup:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed hibiscus flowers, dried

In a pot, add water and sugar and bring it to boil. Once boiling and with all sugar dissolved, take it off the gas and add hibiscus flowers. Cover and let it sit for like 20 minutes. Strain and throw the used flowers. Keep it in a covered container and chill.

Green tea:

  • 4 green tea sachets (any good quality green tea. I used bigelow)
  • 2 cups water

Bring water to boil in a pot and turn off the gas. Add green tea. Let it sit covered. Strain and keep it in a covered container and chill.

Assembling for 2-3 servings:

  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup hibiscus syrup or to taste
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 10-12 frozen or fresh raspberries

In a jar, add all the ingredients and put the lid on. Shake it for a good one minute. Serve chilled.

41 comments… add one

  • Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven June 27, 2014, 9:59 pm

    My idea of a puuuuuurfect summer drink! LOVE this cooler, Ami! The colors look beautiful and the flavors sound just amazing!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:35 pm

      Sarah let me know if you try this!!

  • Isadora @ she likes food June 27, 2014, 10:26 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so beautiful! It has been 100+ degrees for about 3 weeks straight where I live and this looks like the perfect drink to help cool me down! I’ll take ten of them please :)

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:34 pm

      Isadora it’s been the same here too!!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 27, 2014, 11:29 pm

    This looks so refreshing. I’m feeling a little thirsty and was just about to go get a drink. Now, I really want one of these. Pinning!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:35 pm

      Cindy you should give these a try!! Thanks!

  • ela@GrayApron June 28, 2014, 3:27 am

    Looks so refreshing…

    ela h.

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:33 pm

      Thanks Ela!

  • Ema @ On the flavor road June 28, 2014, 5:49 am

    I know which kind of starbuks drink you are talking about and I remember it was refreshing but, you’r right, definitely too sugary!
    I love your version! And I love its color too :)!
    I wish I could be in summer to enjoy it :)! I have to wait only 3 months or even less :) Luckily in Sydney in September it starts being warm :)!!!
    Have a lovely week end :*

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:32 pm

      I know right?!! That’s great Ema as you got only few months left for summer!! Hippie you are having a wonderful weekend too! :*

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:37 pm

      *hope not hippie!! Stupid swipe on phone lol!

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 28, 2014, 8:53 am

    I loooove iced tea and the color of this is so pretty and summery. Yum, thanks for sharing :)

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:31 pm

      Summer is for chilled drinks Medha!! Thanks!

  • Muna Kenny June 28, 2014, 12:18 pm

    Ahhhhh! Another refreshing treat. Pinned it and will soon try it :)

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:30 pm


  • Arpita | The Gastronomic Bong June 28, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Ideal summer drinks…. So refreshing… Perfect!!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:29 pm

      Thanks Arpita!

  • Allison June 28, 2014, 3:27 pm

    Neat! I’ve never tried hibiscus syrup before. So refreshingly unique!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:29 pm

      Allison you will love it and chilled green tea makes it full of antioxidants too!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine June 28, 2014, 6:28 pm

    What a beautiful summer drink. I’m a huge sucker for anything with raspberries! Love the hibiscus too!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Thanks Chris! Hope you try this.

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) June 29, 2014, 4:54 am

    Delightful and perfect for hot humid summer days!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Yeah Angie it felt super refreshing!

  • Mike@TheIronYou June 29, 2014, 8:25 am

    That looks so refreshing and yummy!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:27 pm

      Thanks Mike!

  • Danielle June 29, 2014, 11:31 am

    This look so refreshing and delicious! I love the gorgeous color of it too, I could go for a glass right now.

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 12:26 pm

      Thanks Danielle!! You should!

  • Alex@vegginout June 29, 2014, 5:28 pm

    This looks so refreshing!! I love anything with green tea! :)

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 5:29 pm

      Thanks Alex!! I do too and hope you give this a try!!

  • cheri June 30, 2014, 11:36 pm

    This looks so refreshing!! love the color!

    • naivecookcooks July 1, 2014, 9:25 pm

      Thanks Cheri. I am in love with this color too!

  • kristie @ birchandwild.com July 1, 2014, 12:19 pm

    This looks so refreshing, I must have a glass right now! We don’t celebrate the fourth of July in Canada, but it is Canada day today, and the red and white are perfect colors for that! Thank you for the recipe!

    • naivecookcooks July 1, 2014, 9:25 pm

      Hope you had a great Canada Day!!

  • aux fourneaux July 2, 2014, 8:41 am

    Nice photos of the tea ! This looks absolutely delicious !
    Thanks so much for this recipe

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 8:44 am

      Thanks Manuella. It is really refreshing for hot weather!

  • Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire July 3, 2014, 8:16 am

    Oh sweet powers that be, this needs to be in my hand…. rightnow! I can picture myself relaxing outside with a glass of this raspberry hubiscus cooler and a nice book just enjoying life. This is what summer is made of :)

    • naivecookcooks July 3, 2014, 10:51 am

      Ohh I am liking what you are planning to do.. Chilled drink and a book sound perfect to me too!!

  • Alex @ Intoxicology101 July 4, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Looks delicious. Pretty easy to spike with a little vodka, or even a green tea liqueur.


    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 8:45 am

      Ohh that sounds wonderful Alex. Thanks for visiting!

  • Pang July 5, 2014, 9:51 am

    What a refreshing & colourful drink. I love everything about hibiscus, so this one is such a home run for me. Thank you for sharing, Ami :)

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 8:45 am

      Thanks Pang. Do let me know if you give this a try!!

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