Hibiscus is believed to cool the body, nourish tissue and help eliminate excess bodily fluid. It is tart and refreshing and adds color and flavor to a variety of fruity tisanes. It is great iced or hot, and accents fruits well.
Hibiscus Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe
from Tara O’Keefe’s recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 TBSP dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 TBSP diced ginger
- Combine water, sugar, dried hibiscus, and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Turn off heat and allow mixture to steep for at least 20 minutes until all the sugar has dissolved and the syrup is deep magenta in color.
- Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a stain-resistant container.
- Chill in the refrigerator until cold and ready to use.
- To store, cover tightly in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks. Makes 2 cups.