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Hibiscus Rum Cooler

Set sail for a tropical paradise with my Hibiscus Rum Cooler. A lively blend of hibiscus, rum, and zesty lime. It’s sunshine in a glass, a refreshing escape to balmy shores. Cheers to vibrant flavours and sunny moments.

Total Time
10 min
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Ingredients for 6 Servings

  • 500ml water
    60g dried hibiscus flowers
    100g granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
    120ml rum (adjust to taste)
    60ml fresh lime juice (from approximately 2-3 limes)
    Ice cubes
    Lime slices and hibiscus flowers for garnish (optional)
    Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    10 min

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  1. 1. Prepare Hibiscus Infusion:
    In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
    Remove the saucepan from heat and add the dried hibiscus flowers.
    Let the hibiscus steep for about 10-15 minutes to create a concentrated infusion.

    2. Sweeten the Hibiscus Infusion:
    Stir in the granulated sugar while the hibiscus infusion is still warm.
    Adjust the sweetness to your liking. You can add more or less sugar as desired.

    3. Chill the Hibiscus Syrup:
    Allow the hibiscus infusion to cool to room temperature.
    Then, refrigerate it until it’s nicely chilled.

    4. Mix the Hibiscus Cooler:
    In a pitcher, combine the chilled hibiscus syrup, rum, and fresh lime juice.
    Stir well to blend the flavors.

    5. Serve:
    Fill glasses with ice cubes.
    Pour the Hibiscus Rum Cooler over the ice.

    6. Garnish (Optional):
    Garnish each glass with a slice of lime, a hibiscus flower, and a sprig of fresh mint for a delightful presentation.

    7. Enjoy:
    Sip and savor your Hibiscus Rum Cooler, relishing the harmonious blend of hibiscus, rum, and citrus.

    Please Note
    • If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, omit the rum and adjust the sweetness accordingly.
    • Experiment with different types of rum, such as dark rum or spiced rum, to create unique variations.
    • To make it even colder, chill your glasses in the freezer before serving.
    • Customize the level of tartness and sweetness by adjusting the amount of fresh lime juice and sugar.
    • Hibiscus flowers can be found in many stores or online, often labeled as ‘hibiscus tea’ or ‘sorrel’.


Embark on a journey to the tropics with my Hibiscus Rum Cooler recipe. This exotic beverage captures the essence of the islands, blending the floral allure of hibiscus, the spirited warmth of rum, and the tangy zest of fresh lime. Whether you’re lounging by the beach, hosting a luau, or simply yearning for a taste of the Caribbean, this recipe promises an unforgettable sip of paradise. Discover the art of crafting this delightful concoction, complete with pro tips to elevate your cocktail game.

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