I use this hibiscus simple syrup in my iced tea and lemonade. Simple syrups are pretty, ummm, simple. The basic ratio is one cup sugar to one cup liquid. Which makes syrups one of my favorite things to make because I can use leftover juice or soaking liquids to make a new syrup.
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ingredients for hibiscus simple syrup
4 cups granulated sugar (I use organic)
1/4 cup dried hibiscus petals
4 cups water
making the hibiscus simple syrup
Put all the ingredients in a larger pan. You want to have room in case the mixture bubbles up. Start out on med-high and stir everything together. Pay attention and keep stirring every couple minutes until the sugar is dissolved. I stir mine and then keep the spoon or whisk in the pan until all the sugar is dissolved. It is pretty important to not remove your stirring utensil. Removing it and then putting it back in will change the temperature of your syrup and could make it crystallize.. which is a big bummer.
Once the sugar is dissolved it is safe to remove the spoon. Adjust the heat until you have the mixture at just a simmer, not a rolling boil. Keep it simmering for about 20-30 mins or until you can see its cooked down about 1/3 of the way. Pull off the heat and let sit until cool enough to strain into a jar or container to store.
I love using mason jars for these syrups, well and in general. The syrup will last on the counter for a few days but I usually store in the fridge to be safe.
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The hibiscus I used in this recipe was from Feel Good Organics. I have a link below to get it on Amazon. I have also used Frontier Co-op for my herbs and teas. They have a ton of great products. Find hibiscus flowers here!