Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The health benefits of implementing hibiscus drink into your habits include its ability to reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and inflammatory problems, aid in relieving the disturbed digestive and immune system.
When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
8 cups water
6 ounces sorrel (dried hibiscus flowers)
5 ounces sliced fresh ginger
4 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3 scrapes from a whole nutmeg (optional)
1 cup Jamaican white rum (optional)
1 to 1 1/2 cups simple syrup
Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon lime juice
Orange slices, for garnish
1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat and add the sorrel, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg if using. Cover and let steep for 1 hour.
2. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Discard the dried sorrel and spices.
3. Add the rum, if using, simple syrup, orange juice, and lime juice to the strained mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to a pitcher or punch bowl filled with ice. Garnish with orange slices before serving in ice-filled cups.