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Drink recipes using dried hibiscus/sorrell

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redygirlnyc Jan 21, 2009 05:36 PM

Looking for something using rum...or maybe vodka?

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    currymouth Jan 21, 2009 05:56 PM

    We made this during the Christmas season in the islands.
    1lb dried sorrell
    2 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon cloves
    1 lime
    boil and then Immerse sorrell in 1 and 1/2 gallons of distilled water in clear glass jar with tight cover and leave out in the sun. open and skim daily for 3 days.
    After 3rd day,strain and add sugar,cloves, and quartered lime and boil again for 2 mins. let cool and bottle or serve over ice with white or overproof rum.
    It is labor intensive but well worth it.

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      somervilleoldtimer Jan 21, 2009 06:11 PM

      I have no idea, but looking forward to spring, you may want to make lilac syrup when lilacs are in bloom. And Hyssop also!

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        mt1other Apr 23, 2009 04:31 AM

        One of my friends mentioned a completely different Hibiscus drink some time ago. I have just tried it and it tastes amazing. The company is from the UK and as I understand they are just trying to break into the USA market. They have a few different ranges to choose from, but I had the sparkling version, which tasted great and was less than 70 calories for 240ml serving. Their other products are free from any sugars. The reason for my mentioning this, is that Their website: www.hibdrinks.com has a great range of cocktails to try, mixing with their drinks.

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          craigasaurus Apr 27, 2009 10:25 AM

          Maybe a hibiscus-infused tequila? Hibiscus is a very popular ingredient in Mexican fare, and in fact, there's already a hibiscus tequila on the market:
          http://www.luxist.com/2009/02/03/gran-centenario-debuts-worlds-1st-hibiscus-tequila/

          You could also try a highball using hibiscus soda:
          http://www.sodapopstop.com/products/d...

          1. yarm Apr 28, 2009 07:59 AM

            I had a milk punch that used hibiscus-infused rum that was quite tasty (one version of the recipe is in the entry at the bottom):

            http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/20...

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