Cooking for Wellness

Hibiscus Pomegranate Cooler

Dec. 12, 2016

This refreshing drink is festive and nutritious!  Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and their flavor pairs wonderfully with hibiscus tea.  Add sparkling water, a splash of orange juice and frozen berries for a delicious “mocktail”.

Hibiscus CoolerYields:

  • 9 cups


  • 9 lemon-hibiscus tea bags (such as “Lemon Zinger”)
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cold water or sparkling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  •  Pomegranate arils for garnish
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries


  1. Pour boiling water over the tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags.  Pour the tea into a pitcher. Stir in the cold water (or sparkling water) and pomegranate juice.
  3. Add the orange slices and mint and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until well chilled.
  4. Add the frozen strawberries and blueberries to individual glasses when serving.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and pomegranate arils.


The Longevity Kitchen Cookbook by Rebecca Katz