Recipe for hibiscus simple syrup using equal parts hibiscus brewed tea and sugar. Perfect for cocktails and flavoring sparkling water.
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If you’ve been here awhile you know how much I love flavored simple syrups. I like to make my own as I have more control over what goes into them and their quality. Simple is in the name for a reason, as they are that easy to make. You can use flavored simple syrups to top ice cream, in sparkling water, or to add different flavor notes to cocktails. The latter being what I’m most known for using them for.
In the past, I’ve really only shared these different flavored syrup recipes within the recipe of another cocktail. I realize that’s not the best approach. Over the next few months, I want to start building out a simple syrup library for you to access. That way if you want to use my pineapple simple syrup recipe, you can search for it without having to remember it’s within the recipe of the Hula Fashioned cocktail. To get us started off I’m making this hibiscus simple syrup from hibiscus tea. It’s this lush floral taste that adds something almost fruity to spring and summer cocktails. If you’ve ever had a Starbucks Hibiscus Tea Lemonade, then you know what I mean. While I know blue cocktails are all the rage right now, I’m a little obsessed with the pink cocktails that come from using this stuff. How do I use this? In my Watermelon Hibiscus Margarita.
HIBISCUS SIMPLE SYRUP
Making flavored simple syrups is easy. In a pot heat up one cup of water, bringing it to a simmer. Remove from heat and add in two Hibiscus Tea, tea bags. You want to create a really strong flavor, so don’t be afraid to use three even. I’m a fan of the Tazo Passion Tea, which has heavy notes of hibiscus in it. Though if you want to use a loose leaf tea and strain it, you can do that.
Let it steep until the water has cooled. Remove the tea bags and discard them. Bring the pot back to the stove and over medium-high heat. Add one cup of sugar to the tea in the pot. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and let cool. This makes around 1 cup of syrup. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
It’s that easy! This stuff is delicious and really adds some pizzazz to a drink. I’ll even toss a little into my mimosa to give it a little something extra.
Recipe for hibiscus simple syrup using equal party hibiscus brewed tea and sugar. Perfect for cocktails and flavoring sparkling water.
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Hibiscus Tea Bag
In a pot heat up one cup of water, bringing it to a simmer. Remove from heat and add in two Hibiscus Tea, tea bags. Let it steep until the water has cooled.
Remove the tea bags from the pot and discard them. Bring the pot back to the stove over medium-high heat. Add one cup of sugar to the tea in the pot. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and the upcoming simple syrup library.
Are you a simply syrup maker? Do you love infusing simple syrups? What is your favorite way to use them? Tell me all your thoughts down below. Personally a cocktail is my favorite place to use a newly made simply syrup infusion!