The Story Behind The Hibiscus Citrus Tea Cocktail

This hibiscus tea cocktail uses the herbal tea made with the dried petals of the hibiscus flower, imparting a tart, cranberry-like flavor and color. Tea is a great ingredient to experiment with in cocktails. Hibiscus not only adds a beautiful hue to the drink, but mixes well with the citrus flavors, and juniper notes from the gin.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce hibiscus tea
  • ½ ounce simple syrup


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake for approximately 30 seconds to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into a highball glass.
  4. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and mint.

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Updated: 2019-11-11

The Hibiscus Citrus Tea Cocktail