This Hibiscus Simple Syrup has subtle floral notes and is delicious in teas or cocktails.
I was thinking that I wanted to mix up a pretty cocktail for Mother’s day. Pretty cocktails to me either have pretty garnishes or they are a pretty color. I wanted a pretty color. I have already made the Violette Royale which is gorgeous with it’s soft lavender color. So, I was thinking something along the pink or red hues would be nice. Maraschino cherries (these with no dye or preservatives are my cherries of choice) and maraschino liqueur are always options, but I wanted something different. Something with some floral notes, even. Then I remembered that I had some Organic Hibiscus Tea Bags. They would give me color and a tart, tangy, floral flavor. Hibiscus simple syrup seemed like the way to go.
I love making simple syrups. I think it’s one of the easiest ways to up your cocktail game. I’ve made Ginger, Rosemary, Honey and Thyme. Simple syrups are so easy. They are basically equal parts water with sugar. A rich simple syrup has more sweetener than water. They are super easy to infuse. Well, now I can add Hibiscus Simple Syrup to my simple syrup list!! Just look at that gorgeous color! It has a slightly floral and slightly lemony taste. I can’t wait to use this gorgeous simple syrup in some special cocktails! Don’t forget to check back next week to see what I make with it!
- 4 Organic Hibiscus Tea Bags
- 1 cup fine sugar
- Heat 1 cup of water until it just comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 20 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar. The water should still be hot enough for the sugar to dissolve. If not, place back on heat and cook, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- Let cool and pour into a sealable glass bottle. Store in refrigerator for about a month.