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Today we are talking tropical spring cocktails!!

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

It’s pretty clear that I am in spring GO mode. Even though our weather forecast is for more snow, I am determined to keep the days bright! Sooo, I thought I might share this fun cocktail creation of mine. This drink was one hundred percent inspired by fresh hibiscus flowers that showed up on my door step one afternoon. Since I have hard time finding them at my local grocery store or even Whole Foods, I order my edible flowers online from California at least once a month. A lot of you often ask where I get my edible flowers from, this place is the cheapest I’ve found, but it’s still pricy…I can’t help it though, I am edible flower obsessed.

Anyway, I’ve always loved hibiscus tea…but, I have never actually seen a fresh hibiscus flower. Have you guys? They are possibly one of the prettiest flowers EVER. I knew right away that these flowers needed to be turned into a pretty spring cocktail for Cocktail Saturday. And you guys, I could not be happier with how this drink turned out. It’s SO good and super fun too!

The bottom layer is a mix of mint, lime, mango juice (pineapple or passion fruit juice would be great here too!), coconut water, and rum. THEN, that top red layer…that’s the hibiscus tea. You definitely want to swirl the tea throughout the drink, but it’s fun watching it slowly slide down into the mango mix. All of the flavors together make the most tropical creation. They totally make me want to hightail it to Florida for spring break…anyone with me? I wish that was happening, but as I sit here in Colorado dreaming of warmer days, pools and palm trees, at least I’ll be sipping on a tropical hibiscus smash. YES, please. 🙂

Cheers to weekends and pretty hibiscus flowers!

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Spitz

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 201 kcal

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  • 1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat, add the hibiscus flowers and 1-2 teaspoons honey. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the hibiscus flowers. 
    2. In a tall glass, muddle the lime and mint leaves. Add a handful of crushed ice, the mango juice, coconut water and the rum, gently mix to combine. Pour sparkling water over top to about 3/4 the way up the glass. Add the sliced strawberries and top with hibiscus tea. DRINK. 
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  1. Hello!

    going to try this on the weekend.. what type of rum did you use in this mix? Also, if I am wanting to make it for 8 people, do I just multiply the recipe by 8? It seems a lot, but is that the right way?

    1. Hi there,
      For this recipe I used a light rum. You can adjust the serving size to 8 and all of the measurements will automatically adjust for you:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I was kind of sad that my hibiscus honey tea didn’t float at the top but sank to the bottom? What technique am I missing? Thanks for a delicious recipe. If this was served in a pinch bowl I’d definitely be back for seconds and thirds. ?

    1. Hi Darcia,
      Sorry about that, my guess would be that the honey weighed it down. Thanks so much for trying the recipe! xTieghan

  3. This looks like an island getaway in a glass, wow….I do have hibiscus syrup, not any hibiscus flowers, do you think I could sub 1/2 tsp of the syrup and achieve good results?

    1. HI! Yes, I think that will work well. Great idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  4. So gorgeous cannot wait to make this! Come on down to Florida it’s Spring Break full steam ahead down here.

  5. Hey! Where did you get the hibiscus flowers to make this?!

    It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to make it!

  6. Hi, Greetings from the UK and.thanks for the fab cocktail recipe. Do you recommend to use White Rum or Gold Rum? Any brands that you particularly recommend. Thanks

  7. This looks delicious! I’m thinking about serving it on Easter as a mocktail (with the option to add rum). I just have a quick question. Do you think it would work with coconut flavored sparkling water? I would omit the flat coconut water.