I’m getting older you know! But the benefit of this, is the chance to have a party. So that’s just what my husband did for me this year on my recent birthday. Along with my extra year of age, I also received many wonderful gifts that day. One of which was a Mexican food basket that contained great items such as fresh tomatillos, corn husks and chipotle peppers in adobo. But the one ingredient that really got my attention was the dried hibiscus flowers. I knew right away that I wanted to use this product for a blog post and set to work on making a lovely, richly infused Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup.
Dried hibiscus is just that, hibiscus flowers that have been dried, and probably most common for making tea. When steeped, it has the most amazing deep purplish- red colour and tart berry like taste. Perfect for beverages, hot or cold, jams, and sauces. Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup is slightly tart and fruity with a hint of sweetness. It’s amazing on pancakes, ice cream, cake, yogurt and fruit. A little thicker than a simple syrup, but go on and stir it into a vodka cocktail, champagne or punch as well. That’s if it makes it past the pancakes and ice cream of course…..enjoy!