Honey-Hibiscus Orange Punch

Honey-Hibiscus Orange Punch
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Honey-Hibiscus Orange Punch
National Honey Board

Honey-Hibiscus Orange Punch

This easy, kid-friendly punch recipe is made with hibiscus blossom tea, orange blossom honey syrup, and a bit of orange juice. Add some sparkling wine to turn this festive punch into a cocktail.

5
Servings
342
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe Courtesy of Chef David Guas, Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, VA, for the National Honey Board.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • ½ Cup dried hibiscus blossoms
  • 1 ¼ Cup orange blossom honey
  • ¼ Cup hot water
  • 1 Cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 ½ Cups cold water
  • Ice cubes, for serving
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Directions

Pour the boiling water over the hibiscus, cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes.

During this time, make the orange blossom honey syrup: in a small saucepan, slowly bring honey and water to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool (this can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated until use).

Strain the hibiscus tea base into a 2-quart pitcher; add the orange blossom honey syrup, orange juice, and cold water; stir until dissolved.

Pour 10 ounces of the punch into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes and 2 to 3 mint leaves; close tightly and shake. Pour into a tall glass; garnish with an orange peel and fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
641µg
92%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
160mg
16%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
13µg
0%
Folate, total
422µg
100%
Iron, Fe
28mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
76mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
223mg
32%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
317mg
21%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
189g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.