Then I met a new friend, Alisha, and we got to talking about our favorite drinks. She mentioned hibiscus flowers, which lead me to tell her about the iced tea I was missing. She came up to support our movie fundraiser a few weeks ago and brought me a surprise!!! It was a bag of dried hibiscus flowers and a recipe for hibiscus syrup. How perfect is that? I was so excited! Making it could not have been easier! Now I can add this to my iced tea...or a cocktail.
~ Recipe by Alisha Jackson ~
1 c water
1/4 c sugar
1 c dried hibiscus flowers
Boil water and dissolve sugar.
Add dried flowers, stir,
let sit a couple of hours and strain.
To Make Lea's Version of Hibiscus Iced Tea:Add 2-3 oz of hibiscus syrup to 10-12 oz of iced tea. Experiment with this to get the flavor you're looking for. (Side note: this doesn't taste like Oscar's Cafe's version, but it is really delicious.)
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