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May 9, 2013 10:42 AM

looking for syrup in YYC

I am looking for hibiscus syrup and ginger syrup in YYC. While ginger would probably be easy to make. Anyways, if somebody knows a good source, it would be appreciated.


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  1. I haven't seen hibiscus syrup however, hibiscus is also known as flor de jamaica (pron. ha-mike-a) - Salsita carries bags of dried Jamaica - I used it to make Agua Fresca last summer. Simple syrups are easy-sugar, water, jamaica and heat and you'll have homemade syrup in no time.

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    1. call me crazy ,but ive seen it at the coop liquor store in strathmore .maybe you could try something like that

      1. Hibiscus: I've also seen it in a few liquor stores. Also, try Cookbooks Co.

        Ginger syrup: Purdy's makes one. I've seen Ginger People brand syrup at Planet Organic & Community Natural Foods as well.

        1. I've seen the Hibiscus at the co-op liquor stores around town for sure (bought one jar from the richmond rd location). It's been marketed as a thing where you could put the flower in a champage flute and pour prosecco or cava over to make a cocktail.

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          1. re: miss.foodie

            Liquor store? I would have never thought of looking there.
            Thanks for the tip. I will definitely check that out!