Make this drink: Hibiscus Rum Cooler

Make this drink: Hibiscus Rum Cooler

Will Liao Will Liao
3 minute read

Embark on a refreshing journey to Taitung, Taiwan, with our delightful Hibiscus Rum Cooler. This exotic, flavor-packed cocktail is inspired by the stunning landscapes and laid-back atmosphere of Taitung. With a combination of white rum, hibiscus syrup, fresh fruit juices, and fragrant spices, the Hibiscus Rum Cooler is a perfect representation of this serene coastal city. Read on to discover the captivating story behind this drink and learn how to make it yourself!


  • 45ml (1.5 oz) of White Rum (we recommend a white rum like Bacardi Superior)
  • 40ml (1.3 oz) of Hibiscus Syrup
  • 30ml (1 oz) of Lemon Juice
  • 15ml (0.5 oz) of Pomegranate Juice
  • 10ml (0.3 oz) of Grapefruit Juice
  • 10 Mint Leaves, 1 Sprig Rosemary, 1 Sprig Thyme
  • Club Soda to finish
  • Hibiscus & Butterfly Pea Flowers to garnish

For Hibiscus Syrup (makes 5 servings):

  • 5g of Hibiscus Powder
  • 2.5g of Smoked Salt
  • 100g of Water
  • 100g of Sugar


  1. Combine the Hibiscus Syrup ingredients in a small pot over heat then let cool.
  2. Take the Mint Leaves, Rosemary, Thyme, and cup them in your palm. Give them a couple of good slaps to release the oils then drop them in your shaker and lightly muddle.
  3. Add White Rum, Hibiscus Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pomegranate Juice, and Grapefruit Juice to the shaker, fill with ice, then cap and shake vigorously while looking nonchalant.
  4. Prepare a standard collins or old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice.
  5. Use the shaker’s strainer (or a Hawthorne Strainer) to fill your glass 3/4 full with the mixture.
  6. Top the glass with club soda, then use a bar spoon to gently lift the ice in the glass a little and allow the club soda to mix properly.
  7. Garnish with hibiscus and butterfly pea flowers then enjoy!

As you sip on your Hibiscus Rum Cooler, imagine yourself wandering through the Railway Art Village, basking in the warm glow of the hand-painted hot air balloons, and getting lost in the smooth jazz tunes that fill the air. Let this refreshing cocktail transport you to Taitung, Taiwan, and experience the magic of this enchanting coastal city.

The Hibiscus Rum Cooler was born in the quaint Railway Art Village of Taitung, Taiwan, a city where where the vibrant colors of fields of hibiscus and the soothing sound of crashing waves in Jinzun Harbor come together to create a serene atmosphere. This cocktail encapsulates the essence of Taitung, capturing the essence of its rustic charm, its bounty of agriculture, and its mesmerizing sunsets.

Or... just buy our Hibiscus Rum Cooler craft cocktail mix, then grab a bottle of rum and get ready to enjoy!

Hibiscus Rum Cooler Cocktail Mix (6ct)

Hibiscus Rum Cooler Cocktail Mix (6ct)


  ✧ Craft an Taitung-inspired drink in 5 minutes ✧ All you need to do is add water, ice, and white rum ✧ Experience the classic Asian flavor of hibiscus transformed   What's in the box: 6 individual servings of our Hibiscus Rum Cooler cocktail mixer… read more

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