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Drink of the Week: Watermelon Hibiscus Coolers

Jul 01, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Watermelon Hibiscus Coolers

Rhea’s Rundown

This delicious 4-ingredient drink is a cinch to whip up and so, so yummy. Frozen watermelon blends with fresh-brewed hibiscus tea that’s been sweetened with a little agave and brightened with fresh lime juice. It’s an ingenious combo and way to beat the heat. I used Republic of Tea’s Natural Hibiscus full-leaf tea found at Whole Foods. If you’re looking to party, you can substitute ¼ cup of the hibiscus tea with tequila.

Ingredients – Makes 4 glasses
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 ½ cups brewed hibiscus tea, cooled
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons agave syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener


1. Throw the watermelon on a rimmed baking sheet and put it in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

2. When the watermelon is nice and frozen, add it to a blender with the rest of ingredients. Blend that all up until it is smooth. Taste and add more sweetener if you think it needs it.

MD, MH. “Watermelon Hibiscus Coolers.” Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook. Rodale Inc: New York, 2014: Print.

Rhea Torreon
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