Delicious and refreshing homemade honey hibiscus lemonade! The flavor is so wonderful, and it’s so easy to make and it’s naturally paleo. It’s the perfect drink on a warm day!
There’s nothing like an ice cold sip of lemonade on a hot day to quench your thirst. It’s satisfying, refreshing, and just so wonderful. To give a healthier twist on the traditional version, I made this honey lemonade combined with beautifully vibrant hibiscus tea. And the result is just so amazing, tart, and slightly floral!
Honey Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe
This naturally paleo lemonade is refined sugar free, gorgeous in color, and easy to make. There are just 4 simple ingredients (3 if you don’t count water). It’s also a fun drink to have around when you are hosting a small gathering or bbq – no one ever turns out a delicious homemade lemonade with honey! If you’ve ever tried the Starbucks hibiscus lemonade recipe, you’ll find that this is a way healthier version with much less sugar. But it’s still delicious!
Ingredients for Honey Hibiscus Lemonade
All you need are 4 simple ingredients for this easy homemade lemonade with honey and hibiscus tea:
- Honey: For a vegan version, feel free to replace with maple syrup.
- Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea Bags
- Lemon juice: I highly recommend freshly squeezed for the best flavor.
I also like to add mint leaves to muddle and to garnish, but they are completely optional for this paleo lemonade.
How to Make Lemonade With Honey
This honey hibiscus lemonade is a quick and easy recipe that comes together in no time. If you’ve never made honey lemonade before, you’ll love how easily it dissolves and infuses its delicious sweetness in the drink. Here’s how to make lemonade with honey and hibiscus tea:
- Dissolve the honey first by stirring it into boiled water.
- Add the hibiscus tea bags and steep for 20 minutes.
- Pour in additional water and lemon juice and stir together.
- Chill until ready to serve.
That’s it! Simple, easy-to-follow steps for the most refreshing and delicious homemade lemonade.
What are the Benefits of Hibiscus?
Besides adding a deliciously tart and slightly floral flavor to this paleo lemonade, hibiscus has amazing health components. So what are the benefits of hibiscus? It’s loaded with vitamin C and bioflavonoids, both of which are rich in antioxidants that repair cell damage and fight free radicals. It can also help lower blood pressure as well!
Organic Buddha Teas
I’ve been a longtime customer of Buddha Teas, because their products are 100% unaltered, organic, and wildcrafted. Their teas are made from the freshest herbs and leaves, and packaged in bleach-free bags (something I always check for when I purchase teas). Plus, the teas always taste fantastic and so high quality!
I do want to highlight two other teas that I’ve been loving from Buddha Teas besides their Organic Hibiscus Tea:
- Organic Elderberry Tea: Anytime I feel like I’m coming down with something, I reach for this tea and it really does help keep sickness at bay. Elderberry is incredibly powerful at boosting the immune system with its high levels of flavonol. I love the slightly fruity flavor of this tea as well.
- Organic Burdock Root Tea: I recently started incorporating burdock tea into my diet. I find that it’s especially helpful when I have bit of indigestion or bloating. That’s because it contains inulin, a prebiotic that’s known to detoxify the body. It definitely has an earthy taste, but I actually find it very pleasant!
If you enjoy healthy drinks like this honey lemonade, you might also like…
- Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
- Beet Kvass
- Dairy Free Matcha Latte (No Whisk Needed, Easy Clean Up)
- How to Brew Kombucha at Home
- Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Refreshing Honey Hibiscus Lemonade
- 4½ cups water divided
- 1/3 cup honey plus more if needed
- 4 Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea Bags
- 1 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed is best
- Optional: mint leaves for garnish
- Heat 3 cups of water on the stovetop over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
- Turn off heat, then stir in honey until dissolved. Add the hibiscus tea bags and steep for 20 minutes. Squeeze the tea bags and discard.
- Add the remaining 1½ cups of water and lemon juice.
- Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Optional step: Muddle mint leaves in the glasses you'll be serving in.
- Add ice cubes to your glass then pour the lemonade in. Garnish with mint leaves, if using, then enjoy!
- Cocktail Version: If you want to transform this hibiscus lemonade into a cocktail, simply add 4-6 oz of vodka to the pitcher. Keep in mind that this is not paleo-friendly.
- Hibiscus Tea: You can use whatever brand you like, though I highly recommend Buddha Tea. You can find various versions of Hibiscus teas from specialty tea shops, grocery stores, and even Amazon.
- Pour over a glass filled with ice cubes and muddled mint if desired. Garnish with lemon wedges, fresh mint leaves, and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Give it a good stir, then pour over a glass of ice. I recommend drinking it within 3-4 days.
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