- A flying visit to Mexico for our friend Tameez's wedding
- A cycling trip along the Nile.
I brought back a large bag of dried hibiscus flowers from Egypt and set about trying to recreate the drink at home. The result is below and we've been thoroughly enjoying it as both a hot and cold drink. Apparently you don't even need to pop to Egypt to buy the dried flowers - you can buy them in many shops specialising in dried fruits. That said, I challenge you to buy 500 grams of dried hibiscus flowers for fifty pence!
Makes 2 litres
- 2 litres water
- 75 grams dried hibiscus flowers
- 300 grams granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- Place the water in a large stainless steel pan and bring to the boil.
- Switch off the heat and add the sugar to the boiling water. Stir well until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the hibiscus flowers and lime juice and stir again.
- Place the lid on the pan and leave to steep for 15 minutes.
- Strain the mixture into a large mixing bowl and leave to cool.
- Serve hot or cold.