Time to celebrate February! Valentine’s projects and drinks, pink and red EVERYTHING 🙂
Here’s a sweet cocktail to try. I’m running out of the usuals so I’m branching out. I started looking at cocktail menus at local pubs and found this one….or a version of it 😉 After searching 5 health food stores I finally found the secret ingredient, hibiscus flowers!! So with great joy, I present to you…..the Hibiscus Passion Martini!
1oz hibiscus syrup
a few hibiscus flowers (optional)
2 tsp fresh ginger
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 whole cucumber sliced
1. Start by crushing fresh ginger slices with sugar and 1/2 lime squeezed juice. I used my NEW mortar and pestle but you could use a muddler or even a food processor.
I found this hibiscus syrup at Williams-Sonoma but you can also order it on the company’s website here. The flowers are edible and soaked in a hibiscus simple syrup which is perfect for drinks! They are so yummy and serve as a final cocktail treat when you get to the bottom of your drink! They are kind of spendy though, so I found some dried hibiscus petals at a health food store so I could make mass amount of hibiscus syrup for parties. Just use 2 tablespoonfuls with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar.
3. Add hibiscus syrup and vodka into shaker. Shake it up with ice and strain into martini glass over a hibiscus flower! Garnish with cucumber and lime slice.
This cocktail is amazing! One of my best I’m sure. Finding the hibiscus is a pain but it’s a really unique drink and whoever you end up mixing for will surely appreciate the effort! Drink up….Happy February!