It’s the peak of summer, and instead of my usual delicate gin refreshers, I have been craving a bolder, tropical, dark rum cooler. On these hot & humid afternoons, my mind wanders towards something with pineapple and coconut. Add to that the spicy, syrupy taste of dark rum, and maybe a tart, chilled floral tea, and you’ve got the ingredients for something magical. Break out your cocktail shakers and learn how to make one of the best summer rum drink recipes around, what I’ve coined the Red Parrot! A Refreshing Pineapple & Hibiscus Daiquiri!
What is a Daiquiri?
Daiquiris are a classic cocktail that falls into the ‘cocktail sour’ category, and are truly delicious! Generally made on a base recipe of rum, lime juice, and sweetener. Because of it’s easy to make recipe, daiquiris can stray away from their origin, so if what you’re imagining is one of those super-sweet frozen cocktails served in beach bars, allow me to reset your viewpoint. My dream daiquiri is served on the rocks, with the added tartness of chilled hibiscus tea to bring balance to the drink, and the afternoon! My Pineapple & Hibiscus Tea Daiquiri is the perfect balance of sweet & tart!
Refreshing Pineapple & Hibiscus Tea Daiquiri Ingredients
- Dark Rum
- Hibiscus Tea Bags
- Unsweetened Boxed Coconut Milk
- Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
- Fresh Limes
- Simple Syrup
What is Hibiscus Tea?
Many people think about the cult-classic “pink drink” at Starbucks when they hear the name ‘hibiscus tea’, but this herbal concoction is truly a star all on its own. This fruity tea is made from the dried sepals (outer portion of the flower, holding the petals) of the hibiscus flower, and grown throughout the world. Popular in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, this flower tea is rich in vitamin C and healthy antioxidants. It’s also delicious in a mixed drink! With a delicate sweet & tart favor, this bold red tea adds a gorgeous floral note to our pineapple & hibiscus tea daiquiri cocktail, with hints of raspberry and tart cranberries.
Where can I buy Hibiscus Tea?
You can often find hibiscus tea blends in any grocery store. Two popular varieties are rose & hibiscus or raspberry & hibiscus tea. But for this cocktail, we want a pure hibiscus flavor.
I ordered organic hibiscus tea bags online from Amazon, and they were delicious! The tea bags are also more convenient to use than the loose tea, when it comes time to brew. Grab a bag or two and pop into some steaming water. Brew for a couple of minutes and then chill. This Pineapple & Hibiscus Daiquiri is a great summer recipe!
This is a Summer Daiquiri Recipe – What about the Rum?
Dark rum is a favorite of mine and this cocktail uses it at it’s best! Smooth and slightly spicy, it’s less assertive than its other rum cousins. When you pair aged dark rum with pineapple & lime, you get a classic tropical cocktail in the sour family! The addition of both coconut milk and hibiscus tea makes this elegant daiquiri that much better! Serve over ice in a tall glass, and instead of little paper umbrellas, drop in a classy lime & flower garnish!
Pineapple & Hibiscus Coconut Daiquiri Recipe
makes 1 drink
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces organic hibiscus tea, brewed & chilled
1 ounce boxed unsweetened coconut milk
1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
flowers for garnish (optional)
In one half of a cocktail shaker, add the dark rum, chilled tea, juices, and simple syrup.
Next, add a large handful of ice and close the shaker.
Shake for 30 seconds or until well chilled. The shaker will become frosted when it’s at the right temperature.
Fill a tall glass (Collins glass) with fresh ice.
Strain your drink into the cocktail glass and add a round of lime or fresh flowers to garnish.
How to make a Refreshing Pineapple & Hibiscus Daiquiri!
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 2 ounces organic hibiscus tea brewed & chilled
- 1 ounce boxed unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- flowers for garnish optional
- In one half of a cocktail shaker, add the dark rum, chilled tea, juices, and simple syrup.
- Next, add a large handful of ice and close the shaker.
- Shake for 30 seconds or until well chilled. The shaker will become frosted when it’s at the right temperature.
- Fill a tall glass (Collins glass) with fresh ice.
- Strain your drink into the cocktail glass and add a round of lime or fresh flowers to garnish.
This tropical daiquiri was perfect for the weekend! We had friends over to sit around the pool and we had to make a few extra batches! Very tasty!
this is so wonderful to hear! Cheers!
such a refreshing way to use pineapple
Awesome! Unsweetened pineapple juice is so so yummy!
love how refreshing this turned out! so good!
Amazing! I am so glad you liked it! It’s been my rum based cocktail of choice all summer!
A refreshing new way to enjoy a daiquiri! Love the flavor by using coconut milk too.
The coconut is such a great surprise! It’s creamy, but not heavy.
Tasty and refreshing
Fantastic news! Cheers!
This tropical drink is perfect for cocktail hour while we’re going through a heat wave! I love the tartness of the hibiscus that comes through!
It is a summer refresher to beat the heat for sure! I am so happy you liked it!
I love rum based cocktails! This was so delicious and I got lots of oohs and aahs when I made them:)
fantastic! I love when friends and family enjoy these recipes!
Omg you had me at 🌺 Hibiscus. Growing up we had them in our backyard but mother never used them in any recipes. I can’t wait to try this is looks so refreshing.
Wow! I love the idea of garnishing this drink with fresh hibiscus flowers!
James Strange says
This sounds so refreshing.
Thank You! The chilled herbal tea and rum are a perfect pairing!