Try out this gluten free summer drink at your next party. They will be delighted with this sweet and sour concoction.
Hibiscus Coolers Recipe
SERVES 4 Sour and slightly sweet, this colorful thirst quencher by the team at San Francisco’s beloved Burma Superstar restaurant can be easily enhanced with vodka or gin.
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (we like these)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar or grated light-colored pure Thai palm sugar
Rinse the hibiscus flowers, then soak them in a small nonreactive bowl of water for 1 hour to soften. Drain and transfer to a pot with 4-1/2 cups water and the sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until the flavor of the hibiscus flowers has been extracted, about 15 minutes. Let steep 20 minutes longer, then strain into a pitcher and refrigerate until completely chilled.
Fill 4 glasses with ice. Stir, divide the drink among the glasses, and serve.
Photography John Lee
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