12 Drinks of Christmas: Christmas with Hibiscus for the Holidays ! #Day3 #LAStory
It’s CHRISTMAS EVE… one of the most difficult days of the year (particularly if you are parent). It’s a day & night of expectations for little ones and even not-so-little ones. Here’s my expectation: I want a great drink that’s not too sweet, not too bitter and goes down easily — yet looks pretty. Impossible? Nope! I know a ton of brands in “spirits” but nothing comes close to the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company for coming up with innovative drink and food recipes — along with the products that make the recipes innovative.
Here are cocktails I will be drinking tonight– (although I might end up with only one or pouring some of these great things into Brougiere Eggnog and mixing in different kinds of alcohol to make it interesting.
Make sure you read the entire post. There are a few prezzies at the end for you. Don’t want you to miss them.
Hibiscus For The Holidays.
Each serves 1, unless otherwise noted.
Peppered Petal Punch
1 oz Gin (Sapphire Bombay or Hendricks– depending on your taste!)
1/2 oz Cognac (Henessey is a good fit)
1/4 oz Lichi Liqueur
2 oz Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 tsp Pink Peppercorns
Dash Peychauds Bitters
Top with soda
Wild Hibiscus Flower
Crush peppercorns at the bottom of a mixing glass with a muddler.
Add all liquid ingredients with the exception of the soda water.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Double strain into a punch cup or pond glass & top with soda water.
Garnish with a Hibiscus Flower stuffed with Lychee fruit on a skewer.
Hibiscus + Rose Royale
Fresh mint leaves
Wild Hibiscus Flower (From the jar with the flower and syrup.)
½ oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
1 Dropper-full Rose + Hibiscus Flower Concentrate
Dry sparkling wine (A brut champagne or a good prosecco would be a good fit)
Muddle mint in the champagne flute and discard.
Place Wild Hibiscus Flower upright in bottom of flute,
Carefully add Wild Hibiscus Syrup and Rose+Hibiscus Flower Concentrate.
Top with sparkling wine.
Optional garnish: garnish with mint.
2 oz Whiskey (Jack Daniels or for something with more nuances, try TEELING Irish Whiskey (an import that is made by an independent, family-owned distillery in Ireland!)
1 oz fresh pineapple Juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
1/2 oz pasteurized egg white
Wild Hibiscus Flower (from the syrup)
Shake all liquid ingredients together on ice vigorously for 20 – 30 seconds
Strain over cracked ice into a highball glass.
Garnish with a skewered Wild Hibiscus Flower.
Tip: turn this into a Margarita by rimming the glass with Pyramid Salt Flakes,
and substituting tequila for the whiskey.
The Clover Rose
¾ oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
¾ oz pasteurized egg white
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 oz quality gin (Bombay plain (not Sapphire) or Brokers would be a great one)
¾ oz raspberry liqueur (Chambord which is black raspberry or Chateau Monet® Framboise would be excellent choices)
Shake all ingredients on ice vigorously; strain into glass.
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Thanks to The Wild Hibiscus Flower Company for all the great recipes!
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