Strawberry Punch

Strawberry punch is a summer party essential. You just may not have realized this yet. One sip and you’ll understand. (It’s nonalcoholic but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something to fix that.)

Strawberry Punch Recipe

This strawberry punch recipe boasts a fetching shade of red color, an ever so slightly sweet taste, and the haunting fruitiness of hibiscus. Guaranteed to be your newest summer party essential.–Renee Schettler Rossi

Strawberry Punch Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 7 M
  • Makes 6 to 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (you can find these online or at Latin markets)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (8 ounces), hulled and sliced, plus more for garnish
  • One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine 4 cups water with the sugar and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • 2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers, strawberries, and ginger. Cover and steep for about 2 hours.
  • 3. Strain the liquid into a bowl, discarding the solids. Stir in 2 to 4 cups filtered water, depending on your taste. Transfer the punch to a pitcher. (You can cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.)
  • 4. Serve the strawberry over ice and garnish with more strawberries.
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Recipe Testers Reviews

This strawberry punch is stunningly beautiful, full of flavor, and perfect for hot weather. We enjoyed making and serving this punch. Easy peasy. We decided not to add the additional 2 to 4 cups of water after steeping, but rather used the concentrate as a base and added sparkling water for one tester and topped with a bit of lime for another. A hit. We used the concentrate to make a few popsicles and we will do that again. And one tester added the base to a vodka mix for a cocktail and reported success! Be aware, the berry-hibiscus liquid will stain, so wear your apron.

Comments

  1. I was so anxious to try this so I used my frozen strawberries and Red Zinger tea. Red Zinger has the hibiscus flowers as the first ingredient so I went for it. Beautiful and YUM!

    1. Brilliant, Penny! I love your ingenuity. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this inspiration with others. I suspect there will be more of us giving your version a try…!

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