What I love about hibiscus simple syrup
It’s basically like brewing a really sweet tea, using a regular 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, with an added tea bag. I always like to make a double batch of any simple syrup I make, so I’ve actually used two hibiscus tea bags, but the ratio is still 1:1:1.
There’s so many ways you can use this hibiscus simple syrup, beyond cocktails. It would make a really great lemonade mocktail or even an Italian soda, but I like I’ve really enjoyed mixing it with a little more unexpected liquors like in this blood orange mezcalita and my pineapple bourbon cocktail.
Feel free to play around with it and add it in place of simple syrup in other recipes as well.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make hibiscus simple syrup
Simmer the syrup. Bring your water to a simmer over low heat, and add the sugar. Stir frequently as the sugar begins to dissolve and allow it to continue simmering until it’s completely dissolved.
Steep the tea. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add your tea bag (or tea bags). Steep the tea as the liquid cools to room temperature. Discard your tea bags and transfer the syrup to an airtight container or jar.
Refrigerate until ready to use. Be sure to keep your hibiscus syrup in the fridge, where it will last for about 4 weeks.
FAQs and tips on making simple syrup
When stored in the fridge, homemade simple syrup will stay fresh for up to a month. Make sure to store in an airtight container, mason jars work great. To keep syrup as fresh as possible, remove any mix ins from the container after 24 hours.
You will want to refrigerate your hibiscus simple syrup to prevent bacteria growth and keep the flavor fresh.
More delicious simple syrup recipes you should tryPrint
- 2 cup water
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 hibiscus tea bags
- Bring water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat.
- Simmer until sugar is fully dissolved.
- Add tea bags and steep until cooled to room temperature.
- Discard teabags and transfer to an airtight container or bottle.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixer
- Method: Stovetop
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 194
- Sugar: 49.9 g
- Sodium: 5.2 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Melissa Belanger
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