This Sparkling Tea recipe is made with hibiscus tea, seltzer, and fresh raspberries. So simple, but so refreshing!
Creating This Sparkling Tea Recipe
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 Sparkling Tea 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. Happy Baby Shower, Jamie!
Ingredients for the Sparkling Tea
You can call this a sparkling tea recipe or a homemade raspberry soda. Whatever you call it, this drink is delicious! Essentially, it’s a flavored seltzer that comes together in about 15 minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the sparkling tea:
- Whole cane sugar
- Hibiscus tea bags
- Fresh raspberries
- Fresh mint leaves
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
How to Make Sparkling Tea
Making the sparkling tea / homemade soda is so easy!
- Make the hibiscus syrup: Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.
- Add the tea bags and steep for 15 minutes.
- Remove and discard tea bags.
- To make the sparkling tea: Combine seltzer with the prepared hibiscus syrup.
- 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 with mint leaves.
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
Can I Prepare This Recipe in Advance?
You can make the hibiscus syrup up to three days ahead of time. Store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge and combine it with the seltzer when you’re ready to make the homemade soda.
Can I Make Individual Servings Instead?
Yes! To make one glass at a time, combine 2 – 3 tablespoons of the hibiscus syrup for every 10 ounces of seltzer.
Tips for Making the Sparkling Tea
- I used the Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Herbal Tea, but you may use any hibiscus tea you’d like.
- You may want to add additional sweetener to the hibiscus syrup. It’s totally up to your personal preferences!
- You need to let the hibiscus syrup cool completely in the fridge before combining it with the seltzer.
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- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons whole cane sugar
- 8 bags Hibiscus Tea, such as Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Herbal Tea
To Prepare the Soda
- 80 ounces Seltzer
- 1 cup Fresh Raspberries
- Mint leaves, for garnish, if desired
- 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:
- To make the entire batch, combine 80 ounces of seltzer with the prepared hibiscus syrup.
- To make one glass at a time, combine 2 - 3 tablespoons of the hibiscus syrup for each 10 ounces of 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
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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.