I have been enjoying lots of hibiscus tea recently and thought that it would be a great mixer too with it’s bright red colour and slightly sweet taste. So I used it instead of cranberry juice in a cosmopolitan. Lovely and red and tastes less tart that the cranberry juice.
I made a syrup from the hibiscus by boiling up a cup of hibiscus tea with 1/3 cup of erythtritol. I am using dried hibiscus for my tea and infusion, but you can also get this in a herbal tea bag. In place of Cointreau, I used a home made orange extract just to keep the carb content a bit lower.
35 ml vodka
1 cup Hibiscus syrup
3 tblspn orange extract
1 tblspn lime juice
- Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes.
- Shake and pour into a cocktail glass.
- Drink and enjoy!