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!