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Today we are talking tropical spring cocktails!!

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @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 | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Spitz

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 229 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 a lime, quartered
  • 1/4 cup mango, pineapple, or passion fruit juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 2 ounces rum
  • sparkling water, for topping
  • 2 strawberries, sliced

Instructions

  • 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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Tropical Strawberry Hibiscus Rum Smash | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. Oh my……

    Koloa Rum is our favorite. It is made on Kauai and you can get it through a distributor. I will make this! We have hibiscus in our front yard – it is hardy to our temperatures her in the Seattle area. Koloa Rum is double distilled and really amazing!

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    v

  2. I want all the spring tropical cocktails, please! This one is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  3. This is literally the prettiest drink I’ve ever seen, I almost wouldn’t want to drink it!

  4. This one is so pretty Tieghan! And I love the ingredient list. I bet it tastes just as good.

  5. Maybe I’m just yearning for warmer weather (or maybe it’s your mad photog skillz) but this alcoholic beverage is the most beautiful picture I’ve seen in ages! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. So pretty!! I’m in total flower mode too. I can’t wait to fill my house with fresh picked ones! I’m with Jean…this cocktail would be so pretty in a gorgeous punch bowl 🙂

    1. I didn’t even think of the punch bowl, it would be so perfect!
      Thanks Lindsay so happy you like it (: Enjoy your fresh flowers!

  7. I started mixing up some cocktails with hibiscus tea last summer but none as festive as this one! I’ll be attending a luau themed bridal shower in a few months and I can envision a punch bowl filled with this festive beverage.

  8. This Tropical Smash drink looks refreshing, colorful and perfect for a Saturday afternoon chilling at home. Enjoying the Miami weather:)