Spiced Apple Hibiscus Tea Punch
Break out the punch bowl, it's time for a party! This four-ingredient punch, ready in 10 minutes, features hibiscus tea, widely available in the supermarket, derived from hibiscus flowers. The flavor is light and lemony with a vibrant red hue. Apple juice and lemon add other notes and the fizz of the ginger ale makes it so fun and zipping on the palate. Make an ice rice to complement your punch by freezing water in a bundt cake pan and dropping it into the punch bowl just as you greet guests. Garnish the glasses with a lemon wedge, cinnamon stick or edible flower, available at high-end markets.
Diet ginger ale
Frozen apple juice concentrate (undiluted)
12 fl oz, thawed
Fresh lemon juice
- Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the tea bags, cover and set aside off the heat for one hour.
- Squeeze any excess liquid from the tea bags into the pan and discard the bags. Pour the tea into a large punch bowl; stir in the ginger ale, apple juice concentrate and lemon juice. Serve over ice.
- Serving size: about 1 cup