Hibiscus Potion

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in Vodka | No Comments

Double TakeFloating Drink © Gary Allard

Lately, I wish I could be in two places at once. A wild Luau with new friends or a 35th birthday for a long-time friend? An art tour by bike or bay sailing with pals?

Hibiscus, that bright often-red flower, seems like a magical solution. G found dried flowers at the market and whipped up a hibiscus flower syrup to dribble into our pre-event drinks to help spirit us everywhere at once.

So far … it hasn’t worked. But the color and sour-sweet taste the hibiscus lends to everything from green tea to Hibiscus Potion cocktails is nothing short of magical.

Hibiscus Flower Facts

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Hibiscus Potion Cocktail

Combine vodka, syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker of ice. Shake and strain over ice in a tall glass and top with soda. Stir gently. Garnish with mint.

Serve this drink on hot summer nights.

CAUTION: Hibiscus stains.

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