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A flowery hibiscus simple syrup perfect for cocktails!

 

 

In the summer, we do lots of drinking on the patio by our swimming pool. We love to entertain out by the pool, sipping on cocktails and enjoying a little socializing with friends. Of course any good party has to have good decor, and we always decorate our pool deck with lots of beautiful hibiscus plants which give the pool deck a tropical feel with lots of beautiful flowers.

 

 

   Hibiscus Simple Syrup in a bottle

 

 

 

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Of course these beautiful flowers also can be used to make a delicious hibiscus simple syrup. You can use Hibiscus Tea if you don’t have fresh flowers that can be used in cocktails or sodas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hibiscus simple syrup in two bottles, flowers and napkin in background

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How to Make Hibiscus Simple Syrup?

This syrup is easy to make, but takes some time as you need to collect and dry flower petals before making the hibiscus simple syrup.  It is also important to note that the color of the syrup can vary greatly depending on the color of the flowers used to make the syrup. We used some blood red flowers and our syrup came out almost black!

 

 

The hibiscus syrup is sweet, but with a floral tangy almost citrusy note from the dried hibiscus petals. When used in drinks it can bring a subtle tangy flavor and a bold rich color.

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus Simple Syrup in a bottle

 

 

 

Can Simple Syrups go bad?

They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge in an airtight container but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!

 

 

What Ingredients are Needed for the Hibiscus Simple Syrup?

  • Hibiscus Petals
  • Sugar
  • Water

 

 

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Hibiscus simple syrup can add a rich floral flavor to cocktails or sodas.
Yield: 1

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A floral simple syrup, make with hibiscus petals.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dried or fresh hibiscus petals, any color
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

Combine water and sugar in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil.

Take off heat and add hibiscus petals, let steep for 15 minutes.

Strain out petals.

Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

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Kross55

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

I think that is important to note that if you are using dried hibiscus flowers it is important to soak them in cold water briefly before adding them to the boiling water, this prevents the petals from burning and decreases the chance of making your syrup bitter:)

The 'Noms.

Monday 4th of May 2020

That's a great tip, and one we had never thought of! We will have to try it!

upasana asopa

Saturday 6th of April 2019

hey dear, can i use fresh hibiscus flower to make syrup.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 6th of April 2019

You sure can! Just don't use as many petals as dried, because it will be too dark of a color. Enjoy!

Manon Dewit

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Hi there! I live in a tropical island and have a lot of hibscus flowers. Do you think that if would also work if I don't have dried hibiscus but "fresh"? thanks

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 29th of May 2018

Yes! We actually made ours with fresh, but have also tried dried! Let us know how it goes.

Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)

Saturday 25th of June 2016

This looks amazing! It would taste so good in a drink...

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Saturday 25th of June 2016

I've had hibiscus flavored drinks before, and this syrup sounds amazing! Bet it's great with so many different drinks! I'll be on the lookout for hibiscus flowers!