What is Hibiscus?
How to make Hibiscus Sangria Alcohol Free
It’s easy to transform this delicious drink into a beverage everyone can enjoy. Swap out the dry white wine for 3 cups white grape juice.
What can I use instead of hibiscus flowers?
CAN I USE THE HIBISCUS FLOWERS FROM MY YARD TO MAKE SANGRIA? The short answer is YES YOU CAN! REMEMBER…RED IS BEST. Start with flowers that are in full bloom. You can use them dried or fresh (if using fresh, you’ll need about 8 flowers). Separate the petals and rinse them. The recipe: petals from 8 fresh flowers or ½ cup of packed dried to 4 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, turn the heat off and add the petals, cover and steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy with cinnamon, lemon or honey. I like adding mine to black tea. FOR DRYING: Remove petals and rinse, pat dry. Dry in the sun or using a dehydrator (about 45-60 minutes).
What can I do with my left over hibiscus flowers?
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- 1 cup water
- 1 (3-4 inch) cinnamon stick
- 8 whole cloves
- ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 3¼ cups dry white wine OR 3 cups white grape juice, chilled
- 2 cups ginger ale, chilled
- 1 small orange, sliced
- 1 pear, cored and sliced
- 1 cup seedless grapes, frozen
- ½ cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
- In a small saucepan, add the water, cinnamon stick and cloves.
- Bring to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the dried hibiscus flowers.
- With the lid off, let mixture cool (about 15 minutes) until almost room temperature.
- Fill pitcher half full with ice.
- Pour wine (or grape juice) and ginger ale into pitcher.
- Add orange and pear slices along with the grapes and mint, gently stir.
- If desired, garnish glasses with additional fruit slices.