Recipe: Hibiscus Strawberry Infused WaterDisclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something. I only include links for products and services I love and believe in. Please check out my disclosure policy for more details!
Do you ever have those recipes you love and one day they just up and disappear on you, all before you remembered to save it in case such a thing occurs?
There was this awesome hibiscus and strawberry infused water I saw Jamie Oliver make on a video once, and for the life of me, I can’t find that video. I think it may be available in a cookbook, but I wasn’t about to buy a whole cookbook for one recipe that might not even be in there. So, I did what any good food blogger would do and made one up myself.
This hibiscus and strawberry infused water packs a PUNCH! You can obviously adjust it to fit your tastes, but there was no “hint of” anything in this water. It was extremely flavorful and I think it would make a great accompaniment with sparkling water or in a cocktail, so do with that information what you will. Follow up with some turmeric tea for an extra hit of flavor?
- 8 cups hot to boiling water
- 1/2 cup dried hibiscus leaves
- 7-8 large strawberries, sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tbsp dried licorice
- 1 tbsp dried ginger
Heat the water to almost boiling. While you wait, assemble the other ingredients in a large pitcher. Pour the hot water over the other ingredients and allow to sit and steep. The longer you steep, the more flavorful the drink! I let mine sit for a couple hours, so the final product is darker than you’re seeing in the photo.
I ended up straining everything out before drinking by pouring through a strainer and into a large bowl with a lip. By the end, I had about 6 cups of infused water left to drink.
I know this should be a recipe, but really, have fun with it! I had a specific idea going in, and then realized I didn’t have star anise, so I had to improvise. Next time, I might add peppermint to the mix. Make it your own, and let me know your results by commenting below!