Hibiscus Hot Toddy

January 10, 2014

in American,Beverages,Cocktails,Recipes

Hibiscus Hot Toddy

While most of the U.S. has been battling with insanely cold weather the polar vortex has brought upon them, here I was last Monday complaining about how cold it felt walking into our 54 degree house when we got back from Vegas this weekend. So lame, I know…

In hopes to help redeem myself, and before karma comes and bites me in the a** I made you a little something. Something that is guaranteed to help keep you warm. Think of it as a yummy spiked tea. Actually, now that I think about it… that’s exactly what it is. Oh, and might I add, it will probably help fend off any bugs, at least that’s what grandma used to say. So there you go, a multipurpose cocktail. Sweet! I feel redeemed.

Hibiscus Hot Toddy
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail, Whiskey
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 shot whiskey
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • tiny splash of fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 teaspoons wild hibiscus syrup
  • 1 wild hibiscus flower in syrup, optional garnish
  • lemon peel, optional garnish
Directions
  1. Pour whiskey into a heat-resistant glass. Add water, splash of lemon juice, and hibiscus syrup to taste. Stir and garnish with a hibiscus flower and lemon peel.
Notes

* You can find Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup on Amazon or at World Market.

* To make your own hibiscus syrup, pick up some dry hibiscus flowers from your local grocery store, then bring to a boil 1 cup water with 1 cup granulated sugar and about 5-8 flowers. Let flowers steep in syrup for 30 minutes before using. Store in fridge for up to one week.

* You can also use this hibiscus syrup to make mojitos, margaritas, and martinis.

 

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