I love flowers. There’s no doubt about that. I’m intrigued by them, drawn to them, and probably in my last life, I was a flower myself.
One of my gifts happened to be a wild hibiscus flower in syrup (or you could also purchase it at Macy’s Cellar). Since it’s summer (though today is a bit gloomy), I always like to make fresh lime-ade. I’m a big fan of mojito so I enjoy making sour drinks.
Since limes are cheaper than lemon, I got 12 for $2 and got 2.5 cup of juice!
So the recipe goes:
5 cup of hot water
1 cup of brown sugar
12 limes (juiced)
1 bottle of Wild Hibiscus Flower in Syrup
Boil water and add sugar (you can add more if you want it sweeter since I’m not very big on making it too sweet). Once the sugar is nicely melted, add the lime juice and the syrup and mix well.
You’ll have a whole 62 ounce pitcher! Of course, if you want it less sour, don’t use as much lime.
Just cool it down in fridge or add ice to drink right away.
In the process of making this, I found the lime that is smoothest and greenest has less skin and more juice (I admit it, I never knew how to pick fruits and veggies. It’s still a learning process). Remember to roll the lime around to get the juice flowing inside. You’ll get the most juice that way.