Hibiscus Aid

Chef Adrian Miller, Soul Food Scholar

Yield: 2 Quarts


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 ounce fresh or dried food-grade hibiscus blossoms (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup sugar, honey, or agave syrup, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime (about 3 tablespoons)


1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat and add the ginger, hibiscus, and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

2. Cover and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a large pitcher.

3. Stir in the lime juice and refrigerate until chilled. Serve cold.

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