Flavored syrups are easy to make and add flavor and dimension to cocktails and all sorts of goodies. (Like this tiki drink, the Hibiscus Breeze)
We recently whipped up this batch of Hibiscus Syrup for some tiki drinks, but imagine how good it would be with tequila!
You can find dried hibiscus flowers in many hispanic markets (often labeled as jamaica).
To make, you simply brew like you would hot tea and then make a simple syrup. It's really that easy.
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
2 cups granulated sugar
Place the hibiscus flowers in a heat-safe glass bowl. Pour boiling water over flowers and allow to steep for 10 minutes before pouring through a cheesecloth to remove flowers and sediment. Bring 'tea' to boil in a saucepan on medium-high heat and stir in sugar. Once dissolved, transfer to a glass jar and store refrigerated.