Sugar or sweetener of your choice to taste
2 1/2 liters of water
150g dry hibiscus flowers
Place the blossoms in a pot with 1.5 l of water and bring the water to a boil. Turn down to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let infuse for another 10-20 minutes.
Pour the liquid through a sieve into a large pitcher, dilute with another liter of water and add the sugar.
Serve well chilled!
The cooked flowers can be used to prepare a delicious hibiscus flower quesadillas. To do this, simply sauté the well-drained flowers with onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fill corn tortillas with the cooked flowers and cheese, heat in a pan until the cheese is melted and enjoy!
Hibiscus flowers (Flor de Jamaica) are used in many mixed drinks, such as a syrup to add color and flavor to cocktails. To prepare the syrup, boil 3 cups of dried hibiscus flowers in 6 cups of water and let soak overnight. The next day, strain and simmer the liquid obtained with 5 cups of sugar over low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.