This Hibiscus Simple Syrup is so easy to make and you can use it to make such pretty cocktails! It makes the prettiest Pink Cocktails with a subtle floral and lemony flavor.
I like pretty things. I follow bunches of people on Instagram who take pretty pictures of pretty things. There, I ooh and aah over flowers, furniture, and old farm houses. Put a bunch of lilacs in a vase on a chippy white table and I'm in love.
My love of pretty things also extends to cocktails. If given the choice between your basic brown cocktail or a pretty cocktail, I'll choose the pretty cocktail everyday.
Better yet, give me an easy way to create pretty cocktails, so that I can have one whenever I want!
How to Make Hibiscus Simple Syrup
People, this hibiscus simple syrup is your key to pretty cocktails. Not just pretty cocktails, but cocktails with a soft subtle floral flavor!
Even better, it's so easy to make!
A basic simple syrup recipe is one part water to one part sugar, usually heated until the sugar dissolves. In this case you are heating up the water, and letting hibiscus teabags steep for 20 minutes. Then you remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar. That's how easy it is to make this gorgeous simple syrup.
Note - I use organic hibiscus tea bags. I find them at my local grocery store, but if you can't find them locally, this is the Hibiscus Tea that I use.
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
This syrup makes the prettiest pink cocktails - I'll be back next week with a gorgeous Hibiscus Collins. They are perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, or just any time you want a pretty cocktail.
The flavor has soft floral notes and little bit of lemony tartness. It's a sweet tart combination that makes it perfect in your cocktails.
Simple syrup recipes are one of my favorite ways to change up my cocktails.
Looking for More Homemade Simple Syrup Recipes
If you have extra hibiscus teabags, you should make my Hibiscus Soda - which uses a slightly more concentrated Hibiscus Syrup to make a delicious and refreshing soda!
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 1 cup sugar
- Heat one cup of water until it just comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let them steep for 20 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar.
- Let cool and pour into a glass jar or bottle with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for about a month.