Hibiscus Simple Syrup

This Hibiscus Simple Syrup is full of hibiscus flavor with a little hint of spice. You will have a beautiful and versatile syrup you can use in drinks, cocktails, desserts, and more!

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This Hibiscus Simple Syrup is easy to make and full of flavor. Made with dried hibiscus flowers, clove, and cinnamon, you are going to want to put this syrup on everything. And not only is it delicious, but it’s also a beautiful deep red color that will make your drinks and desserts pop.

Are Hibiscus Flowers Edible?

Yes, hibiscus flowers are edible and most commonly seen in tea or dried. When the flowers are boiled in water, they create a deep red color and can be slightly sour. Hibiscus tea is very common throughout the world and is often used as a medicinal tea.

Are Hibiscus Flowers Good For You?

Hibiscus has citric acid (vitamin C), malic acid, and tartaric acid. These acids are usually found in fruits like grapes or in wine. These acids help in boosting immunity, promoting better skin, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, managing inflammation, and improving digestive issues. Hibiscus has also been said to reduce blood pressure and enhance digestion. However, according to WebMD, hibiscus may present risks in certain situations, so check with your doctor if needed.

homemade hibiscus syrup in a bottle and on a spoon

How to Make Hibiscus Syrup

  1. Place the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the hibiscus flowers, cloves, and cinnamon stick to the pan and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool and steep for at least 1 hour. once cool, strain the solids from the liquid and discard the solids. Place the liquid in a sealable bottle or jar.
dried hibiscus flowers with sugar and water in a pan to make syrup

How to store Homemade Hibiscus Syrup

I like to store my homemade syrups in a sealable glass bottle. They are easy to clean and reusable. If you don’t have a bottle you could also use a canning jar with a lid or any other sealable container.

What to Use Hibiscus Syrup For

There are always so many things you can do with homemade simple syrup, here are a few ideas:

  • Use it in a cocktail like my Hibiscus Pisco Sour
  • Flavor and sweeten your iced tea
  • Flavor and sweeten your lemonade or limeade
  • Add to your hot tea
  • Pour over pancakes or waffles
  • Make a refreshing drink with sparkling or seltzer water
  • Pour over ice cream
  • Add to your baked goods or frosting
hibiscus syrup in a glass bottle with cinnamon sticks and cloves

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Hibiscus Simple Syrup

This Hibiscus Simple Syrup is full of flavor with a little bit of spice that's delicious in so many things!
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 35kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the hibiscus flowers, cloves, and cinnamon stick to the pan and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat.
  • Allow the mixture to cool and steep for at least 1 hour. once cool, strain the solids from the liquid and discard the solids. Place the liquid in a sealable bottle or jar. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.4g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 9.4g | Calcium: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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