Makes 8 servings
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 quarts boiling water
- 8 small mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
- Pour boiling water over hibiscus flowers and sugar. Stir and let steep for at least an hour, then strain and cool. Garnish with a mint leaf, if desired. The hibiscus water can be served hot or iced.
Chef’s Note: Basil can be substituted for the hibiscus flowers to make basil water.