Hibiscus Ginger Ale

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READY IN: 8mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers (or 1/2 cup fresh hibiscus flowers)
  • 14
    cup gingerroot, roughly grated, unpeeled
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 12
    lemon, juice of
  • 1
    pinch salt (optional)
  • cold club soda (or tonic water)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add the hibiscus, gingerroot, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and 1 cup water to a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring just to a boil over high heat. Stir to make sure all the sugar has dissolved. Take off heat and steep for 20 minutes. Strain the syrup into a jar, squeezing the solids to extract maximum flavor. Discard the flowers and gingerroot.
  • To make soda, stir 3 tablespoons of syrup into 8 ounces of cold carbonated water.
  • The syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge, but the flavor of syrups made with fresh flowers may change after a few days.
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