Cranberry-Hibiscus Iced Tea-Lemonade Cocktail
a cocktail recipe
by Kelly Ryan
For as long as she can remember, Kelly Ryan has loved to bake up treats to share with loved ones. Her love of baking comes from her mother and grandmother, both talented home cooks. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Kelly worked at America’s Test Kitchen for a few years before venturing off to do food photography and recipe development full-time. Her blog, Butter & Thyme, focuses on elevated nostalgic comfort food recipes. Find more of Kelly’s recipes at butterandthyme.com
A perfect balance of sweet and tart, this colorful take on a boozy Arnold Palmer uses black iced tea that’s flavored with cranberry and hibiscus powder, which creates a beautiful deep pink hue.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 10 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 40 M
TOTAL | 50 M
| 9 oz
COCKTAIL SHAKER (OPTIONAL)
Boil 1 cup of water in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Add the cranberry juice powder and hibiscus powder and mix until fully dissolved. Then add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, transfer the tea to a small glass or mason jar, and refrigerate until chilled.
Add the chilled cranberry-hibiscus iced tea mixture, lemonade, orange liqueur, and vodka to a cocktail shaker. Fill it the rest of the way with ice and shake to combine.
Optional: to make a cranberry sugar rim, combine ¼ cup granulated sugar + 1 tsp. of cranberry juice powder in a small shallow dish. Moisten the rims of 2 rocks glasses with water or lemon juice and roll the edges of the rim in the cranberry sugar.
Pour the cocktail mixture evenly into 2 prepared rocks glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon and orange slices if desired.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can combine all ingredients in a large glass or small pitcher and stir to combine.
Sought after for its inherent tang as well as its cotton-candy food coloring effects, cranberry juice powder can be a tasty and aromatic natural alternative to standard food colorings.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
2 oz - JAR$7
2 oz - REFILL$6
8 oz - REFILL$19
Hibiscus flower powder is a fine, brightly-hued powder. Its bright magenta color can add a nice visual pop to your foods.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
2 oz - JAR$4
2 oz - REFILL$3
8 oz - REFILL$9