Looking for a new stunning beverage to serve to friends this summer? Ever used Hibiscus before? I started drinking hot hibiscus tea for my blood pressure and started looking for other way to drink the quantity I needed (at least 3 cups a day) when it started to get hotter. I came up with this lovely and colorful mix I call a Hibiscus Cooler.
You’ll need to start with a base of Hibiscus Syrup. You can then add fun things like mint ice cubes, fresh blackberries and slices of lime to top it off.
Large bottle or several smaller ones with tight fitting tops
A medium heavy bottom pot
A median size pot that will fit all of the syrup once made
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- August 8, 2018
- 8-10 Servings
- 2 hr
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- 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
- 2 cups water
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- Step 1
- Split the vanilla bean in half but don’t strip the beans inside.
- Step 2
- Add all of the ingredients to the pot and bring all of the ingredients to a boil.
- Step 3
- Turn down the heat and simmer for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. The liquid will boil down and coat the back of a spoon when it’s done.
- Step 4
- Let cool in the pot for about an hour then strain into the bowl.
- Step 5
- Fish out the vanilla bean and add it to the bottle. Carefully pour syrup into bottle(s). Wipe the bottles with a damp cloth and put on tops.
- Step 6
- If you are giving these as gifts, make sure your lid has a tight fit.
- Step 7
- The syrup will last up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
- Step 8