Hibiscus Sangria

Total Time
15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
0 mins

Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C and minerals and some studies have indicated that it may help lower bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. It’s quite acidity, containing as much as 30% organic acids. It has a rather tart flavor so agave or honey is used to sweeten. I used Prosecco keep the bight red magenta color. Or even better is a Rosa Regal by Banfi for a pretty color as well if not better because it's unique red sparkling wine is aromatically hinted of rose petals and raspberries, Complementing the hibiscus!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 -4 ounces dried hibiscus flowers
  • 14 cup Agave or 14 cup honey
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced
  • 4 strawberries, quartered
  • 1 apple, cut into chunks
  • 750 ml champagne (or 750 ml Rosa Regal by Banfi ) or 750 ml prosecco (or 750 ml Rosa Regal by Banfi )
  • 12 cup brandy

Directions

  1. Add to the hot water cardamom, hibiscus and sweetener, steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain into a picture add fruit and chill till cold.
  3. Add brandy if using and dozen of ice cubes top with Rosa Regal by Banfi, Processco or champagne.
  4. Pour into ice filled wine glasses adding some fruit.