This is the perfect spring drink. It’s bright, sweet and complex. To elevate the citrus flavors of this drink, garnish with oranges, limes and lemons!

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  • 3.33 Cup boiled water
  • 6 Bag hibiscus tea
  • 0.33 Cup sugar
  • 3 Cup Simply Lemonade


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  1. Pour 3 cups of boiled water into a large glass-measuring cup. Add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make a simple syrup by pouring the reserved 1/3 cup of boiled water in a small bowl with sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and transparent. After the tea has steeped for 5 minutes, discard the teabags and pour the tea into a pitcher along with the simple syrup and lemonade. Stir together and serve over ice. Garnish with citrus if desired.