Sweet tart sensation of flavor, beautiful red petals that nestle in the bottom of your cup. Just drop in & top with hot water. Sweeten with honey or enjoy the color & spectacle on its own.
Try Making Traditional Egyptian Karkady:
4 Servings: 1 cup Hibiscus Petals; 2 cups sugar or substitute sweetener of choice); 4 cups Water
Soak the hibiscus in cold water to cover for 1-2 hours. Transfer the petals & water to a pot & bring to a boil.
Remove the pot immediately and strain the liquid.
Return the petals to the pot, add fresh cold water, cover & repeat as above.
Repeat the process until the hibiscus petals lose their reddish hue.
Discard the petals & sweeten while the liquid is still hot, stirring until dissolved. The liquid, now Karkady, can be consumed warm in wintertime.
To serve cold, remove from heat & pour into a bowl. Fill a larger bowl with ice water & set the smaller bowl (containing the karkady) inside. Stir the drink until chilled then transfer to a pitcher & chill in the refrigerator.