Hibiscus Royale Champagne Cocktail

The floral flavor of hibiscus tea combines with champagne for an elegant, refreshing beverage.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 1

Hibiscus Tea Simple Syrup

1
cup sugar
1
cup water
4
hibiscus-raspberry herbal tea bags

Hibiscus Tea Royale Cocktail

2
tablespoons Hibiscus Tea Simple Syrup
4
oz chilled champagne or sparkling wine
Raspberries or lemon twist, if desired

  • 1 To make Hibiscus Tea Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags; set aside 1 hour to cool. Transfer to a storage container. Cover container, and refrigerate up to 1 week. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • 2 To make cocktail, add 2 tablespoons simple syrup to a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with raspberries or lemon twist.

Expert Tips

Feeling adventuresome? Instead of using tea bags, you can steep 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers. Make sure you strain the simple syrup. Dried hibiscus flowers can be found in Latin markets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.