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When a contact from Selefina* asked me if I would like to sample their new line, I looked through the website and let her know which of their products intrigued me. One that I ordered was their dried Hibiscus Petals.
We don't drink a lot of soda in our household. But when we do, I usually make the syrup and add sparkling water. That's it! In this case, I decided to make a hibiscus simple syrup and drop a candied hibiscus in the bottom of the glass for a garnish
And this syrup process is easily doubled or even tripled if you want to make more at one time. It keep in the fridge for awhile. I honestly am not sure how long as it never lasts long in my house.
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
- 1 cup organic granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon dried hibiscus petals
Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring the pan to a simmer. Swirl the pan until the sugar dissolves and you have a syrup with no sugar crystals visible. Remove from heat and let the hibiscus petals steep until the syrup is completely cooled.
Strain out the petals and store in a sterile jar in the fridge.
- hibiscus simple syrup
- hibiscus flowers, candied or preserved in syrup
- sparkling water
Place preserved or candied hibiscus in the bottom of a glass. Add in 1 to 2 teaspoons hibiscus simple syrup - more if you prefer it more sweet. Top off with sparkling water and serve immediately.
And stay tuned for more recipes using the Selefina spice line. I have some color-changing lemonade planned along with a crystallized ginger shortbread. I can't wait to share them with you!
*Disclosure: I receive compensation in the form of complimentary products for recipe development
and generating social media traction. All opinions are my own.