Dried hibiscus blossoms are steeped in hot water and used to make hot & cold beverages in Latin America, West Africa, the Caribbean & the Middle East. The resulting herbal tea contains vitamin C, may help reduce high blood pressure and is a delicious drink base.
While you can drink the tea plain, we’ve also used it to create a cocktail and a non-alcoholic hibiscus cooler (recipes below).
Iced Hibiscus Tea (aka Agua de Jamaica)
3/4 cup Dried Hibiscus Blossoms
1. Wash hibiscus blossoms with cold water.
Hibiscus Tequila Gimlet Recipe
2 oz silver tequila
Mix all ingredients in a shaker. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a strip of lime or lemon zest.
3 oz of hibiscus tea
Mix the hibiscus tea, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker. Pour into a tumbler, top with the soda water and a wedge of lime.
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