Raspberry Hibiscus Soda for a Baby Shower

Drinks, Entertaining | 17 comments

A group of us are throwing a special surprise baby shower for a dear friend of ours – Jamie from My Baking Addiction. There are lots of amazing baked sweets on the menu, so I thought I would bring a long a little something pretty to drink with this Raspberry Hibiscus Soda Recipe.

I am so excited for Jamie to embark on the awesome journey of motherhood as she awaits the birth of her sweet baby girl. I have had so much fun with my own baby girl, who is hardly a baby anymore at 6, that I get a little giddy every time another baby girl is born into this world.

Raspberry Hibiscus Soda Recipe

Happy Baby Shower, Jamie!

Head over to Jamie’s blog – My Baking Addiction. Jamie specializes in delicious sweet treats to bake, but she has a wide variety of offerings on her site. A few of our favorites from Jamie are Spicy Chicken Pepper Jack Pizza, Greek Pasta Salad, Pumpkin Brownies, and so many of her cupcakes.

The Baby Shower Menu

Be sure to make the rounds to see all the delicious food prepared by other food bloggers.

baby shower menu

Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies | Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes
Julie from The Little Kitchen | Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
Jen from My Kitchen Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cookies
Shaina from Food for My Family | Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses
Glory from Glorious Treats | Modern decorated cookies
Cheryl from TidyMom | Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream
Katie from Good Life Eats | Raspberry Hibiscus Soda
Aimee from SimpleBites | How to freeze a big batch of homemade waffles
Amanda from I am Baker | Heath Bar Cake
Steph from Steph Chows | PB oatmeal cookies
Allison from Some the Wiser | Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Megan from Stetted | Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers
Shelly from Cookies & Cups | Bacon Cheddar Scones
Emily from Jelly Toast | Meyer Lemon Scones
Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Samoa Layer Cake

Raspberry Hibiscus Soda

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Hibiscus Syrup:

1 cup water
3 tablespoons whole cane sugar
8 bags Hibiscus Tea, such as Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Herbal Tea

Fresh Raspberries
Mint leaves, for garnish, if desired


Hibiscus Syrup:

Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the tea bags and steep for 15 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Add additional sweetener, if desired. Let cool and store refrigerated for up to 3 days.

To make Raspberry Hibsiscus Soda:

Stir 2 - 3 tablespoons Hibiscus syrup, or more if desired, per 10 ounces seltzer.

Pour over ice in your preferred serving container and add fresh raspberries to individual glasses. Alternatively, you can add raspberries directly to the soda. Garnish, if desired, with mint leaves.

Disclosure: Celestial Seasonings hired me to photograph a selection of their drinks. I thought this Hibiscus Soda was perfect for the special occasion of a baby shower and wanted to share it. 


About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Aimee - January 14, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    Beautiful, Katie, and so perfect for a baby shower. I’ll have to look for the Hibiscus tea – sounds lovely.


  • 2
    TidyMom - January 14, 2014 @ 6:54 am

    Oh this is so perfect and beautiful Katie!! The Hibiscus tea was a fabulous idea!!


  • 3
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - January 14, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    I love hibiscus tea… I’ve started making the Tazo Passion iced tea last summer, and I’m hooked. I can’t wait to try this soda!


  • 4
    Ruthy @ Omeletta - January 14, 2014 @ 7:18 am

    I love red hibiscus tea! What a great idea to turn it into a cute drink like this. Congratulations to Jamie!


  • 5
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - January 14, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    Katie, this soda is stunning! I can just taste it with one of those scones Shelly made. Sweet and savory together, and so good. Thank you for celebrating Jamie and Baby E today!


  • 6
    JulieD - January 14, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    I love this so much…I agree with Ruthy, what a great idea! And I love how the photo of the drinks matches your photo!!


  • 7
    Amanda - January 14, 2014 @ 7:52 am

    I would never in million years have been able to put together such a beautiful and flavorful beverage. You are awesome!


  • 8
    shelly (cookies and cups) - January 14, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    WHat a gorgeous soda!!


  • 9
    Glory/ Glorious Treats - January 14, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Such a beautiful and delicious looking drink!!


  • 10
    Emily {Jelly Toast} - January 14, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    The color of this soda is fabulous!


  • 11
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - January 14, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    I LOVE this soda, Katie! Thanks so much for taking part in the shower for our little girl! You guys are the best!


  • 12
    stephchows - January 14, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    That is one good looking drink!! Look at that color!


  • 13
    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch - January 14, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

    I love the color of the hibiscus tea as much as I love the flavor! Delish!


  • 14
    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker - January 15, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    I’m absolutely loving the sound of this drink. Love the use of hibiscus


  • 15
    Shaina - January 15, 2014 @ 8:34 am

    Such a gorgeous soda! I love that it uses hibiscus tea as the base.


  • 16
    Allison - January 15, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    Hibiscus, mmm! This looks so pretty!


  • 17
    Tasha @thatssoyummy - January 15, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    This drink looks so refreshing and delicious! Beautiful color


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