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Hibiscus Simple Syrup Recipe

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This Hibiscus Simple Syrup recipe is a bright, fresh, & flavorful addition to teas and cocktails!  Made with dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and lemon. 

This simple syrup with hibiscus is great to add a splash to your favorite drink. The dark sweet syrup has a gorgeous vibrant red color, making it a beautiful and natural additive to any beverage.

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We absolutely love hibiscus tea on this homestead. My husband drinks many cups each day as hibiscus tea is a great way to naturally lower blood pressure. I decided to have a little fun with the hibiscus and make a simple syrup out of the dried flowers.

This simple syrup is unbelievable easy to make – just boil a few ingredients, let them steep, and strain.  The result is a gorgeous deep purple tonic you can add to sweeten your favorite drinks. 

This Hibiscus Simple Syrup Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Tart
  • A Great Way to Brighten A Cocktail
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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What’s The Best Hibiscus Tea To Buy?

OK, we’ve tried out many different brands – and our favorite hibiscus is from a small woman-owned Canadian company Tea by G!  Her hibiscus tea has big full flowers, and no debris.  We originally tried a few of the top brands on Amazon and they had sticks, stones, insects, and bird droppings (no joke)!  We’ve been super happy since we upgraded to Tea By G’s organic hibiscus, and they ship to Canada & the US.  Very happy customers over here – couldn’t recommend their tea blends more!

What’s In Hibiscus Simple Syrup?

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Fancy Cocktail Recipes For Your Next Dinner Party

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, BBQ, or luau, this hibiscus simple syrup is a fun & easy cocktail addition to take your mixology game up a notch!  I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Entertaining Recipes, that we regularly serve to our friends and family. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for dinner parties for that next-level gift they will love!  Impress your guests, or your host, with a homemade simple-syrup that is worthy of the ‘Gram!

How Do I Make Simple Syrup with Hibiscus Flowers?

  1. In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, hibiscus leaves, and lemon juice (I added the whole lemon half, peel and all).  
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring with a metal spoon (the syrup may stain a wooden one, so use caution).
  3. Remove the mix from the heat, and allow to steep for about an hour.
  4. Strain out the tea leaves and lemon, and pour the strained liquid into an airtight jar.
  5. Refrigerate, and use within 2 weeks.

a jar of hibiscus simple syrup with sugar water and lemon juice in a glass with dried tea next to it and a fresh hibiscus flower and leaves.

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Get the Same Ingredients For This Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Tea By G is our go-to brand for hibiscus flowers & tea blends – super high quality and SO good! 

 

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Hibiscus Simple Syrup

The Herbeevore
This Hibiscus Simple Syrup recipe is a bright, fresh, & flavorful addition to teas and cocktails!  Made with dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and lemon.  This simple syrup with hibiscus is great to add a splash to your favorite drink. The dark sweet syrup has a gorgeous vibrant red color, making it a beautiful and natural additive to any beverage.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Jamaican, Mexican
Servings 16
Calories 98 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups hibiscus leaves
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, hibiscus leaves, and lemon juice (I added the whole lemon half, peel and all).
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring with a metal spoon (the syrup may stain a wooden one, so use caution).
  • Remove the mix from the heat, and allow to steep for about an hour.
  • Strain out the tea leaves and lemon, and pour the strained liquid into an airtight jar.
  • Refrigerate, and use within 2 weeks.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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Posted in American, Cocktails, Drinks, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Make Ahead, Mexican, Nut Free, Oil Free, Summer Recipes, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

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