Much like grenadine, this hibiscus simple syrup adds gorgeous color to any drink plus floral notes! Perfect for creating cocktails and summertime refreshing drinks – add it to any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage for added color and flavor. I used some in my Paloma cocktail.
HERE’S HOW I MADE IT
In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 hibiscus tea bags and a lemon peel. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat for five minutes. Turn heat off and allow the liquid to steep and come to room temperature. Discard tea bags and lemon peel before transferring to a container. Yields about 1 1/3 cups and syrup keeps well for two weeks in the refrigerator.
Use another hibiscus tea bag with 3 teaspoons of Diamond kosher salt for the perfect rim!
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
A delicious simple syrup to add color and floral notes to any drink or cocktail. Much like Grenadine, this will enhance your drink and it's delightful.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 hibiscus tea bags
- peel of 1 lemon or lime
In a small sauce pan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Note: If you want stronger flavor or deeper color, add another tea bag.
Turn heat off and allow to cool. Remove tea bags and lemon peel. Transfer to storage container. Yields a little over a cup and keeps well up to two weeks.