Makes 2 quarts

  • 4 cups filtered or purified water
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus (or 4 hibiscus tea bags)
  • 4 cups fresh watermelon juice (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey, maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and pour over the dried hibiscus. Allow to steep for 5-8 minutes.

Make the watermelon juice. Remove as many of the seeds as you can from the watermelon and cut the flesh into cubes. Discard the rinds. Add 4 to 6 cups of watermelon cubes to the blender and process until smooth. Strain through a strainer or sieve and discard the pulp. (I start with 4 cups of cubed watermelon and add more as needed to get to 4 cups of strained juice)

Strain the hibiscus tea, add the sweetener of your choice. Stir until dissolved.

Once the tea is cooled add to the watermelon juice and add the lime juice. Give it all a good stir and taste. Add more sweetener, as necessary.

Chill until ready to serve. Serve over ice with a watermelon or lime wedge.

Recipe Sourced From Tasty-Yummies

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