Hibiscus Syrup

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Hibiscus syrup is super easy to make. It's a nice, refreshing drink when watered down, or can be amazing if poured over ice cream, pancakes etc!

What you'll need is:

500 ml of water

10 grams of dried hibiscus flowers,

50 grams of sugar

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Step 1: Measure All Your Ingedients

To be honest, when I usually make this I eyeball it, it doesn't matter too much if the ratio is off. Just remember that if you add more flowers, the taste will be more concentrated; if you add more sugar it'll be sweeter.

I like mine not too sweet so I stick to the ratio I mentioned before. Throw everything into a saucepan (or some other type of pan) and turn on the stove.

Step 2: Bring It to a Simmer

Bring the mixture to a soft simmer and leave it for 10 minutes. Afterwards, strain it into a container, making sure to squeeze every drop of awesomeness from the flowers. Let it cool down!

Step 3: Make It Into a Drink!

I like my drinks a bit watered down, so I use about this much for a full glass of hibiscus drink. It's slightly tart and sour, but sweet enough to be pleasant. Enjoy!

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    Uncle Kudzu

    1 year ago

    Ah! This must be how my favorite Mexican restaurant makes the drink they call "Jamaica." And yeah, they make it very sweet!

    Where do you find enough dried hibiscus flowers? Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    KilgUncle Kudzu

    Reply 1 year ago

    I bought them in a local shop, they are quite common in Moroccan shops over here, or in health food shops.

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    Gadisha

    1 year ago

    Seems tasty, worth a try, I'll look for the flowers :)