Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hibiscus Tea with Citrus and Vodka

HIBISCUS TEA WITH CITRUS AND VODKA
(FoodTV, Giada De Laurentiis)

A fabulous twist on hard iced tea!

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups (2 ounces) dried hibiscus flowers or dried rose petals*
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup vodka chilled
  • 1 cup ice
*Can be found at specialty Latin markets

Directions:
In a medium saucepan combine the water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool for 25 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka.
Place the ice in a tall pitcher. Strain the hibiscus tea into the pitcher and discard the flowers. Refrigerate until ready to use.

NOTES: I thought the beverage was a bit too sweet, but Husband liked it just fine (he is from Georgia, so I forgive him). Would be the best served after the meal, not as an aperitif.

Submitted to Cocktail Puppy by Lana of Bibberche, check out her original post here(And read why she doesn't drink Pepsi!)

2 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Nice drink...love to try new things...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

This looks so refreshing. I have hibiscus flowers in the pantry too, I just haven't used them yet. Great idea, Lana!