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Hibiscus Gin & TonicRay’s Quality Greenhouse, Steger


  • ½ c dried hibiscus flowers
  • ½ c sugar                     
  • ¾ c gin
  • ¼ c fresh lemon (1 or 2 lemons)
  • 1 ½ c of tonic water
  • 1 c water



Bring dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and 1 cup of water to a boil in small saucepan.  Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring till sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.  Strain the hibiscus syrup into a jar.  Combine gin, ¼ c hibiscus syrup and lemon juice in a small pitcher.  Stir in the tonic water.  Fill 4 glasses with ice, pour in the cocktail and enjoy.  Dress glass with a fresh hibiscus flower for that wow effect!

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