Sparkling Strawberry Hibiscus
The zesty hibiscus and minty mint are great supporting cast members to the star of the drink, the juicy strawberries.
4 oz. water
1 Tbs. dried hibiscus flowers
1 Tb. Honey
1 C. chopped strawberries
¼ C. Fresh mint
Strawberry ice cubes
Ahead of time, make strawberry ice cubes by adding slices of fresh strawberries to an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 2 hours until firm.
Bring 4 ounces of water to a boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon of dried hibiscus flowers and steep for 5 minutes.
Strain the flowers and remove.
Stir in 1 tablespoon honey until it dissolves.
Place the hibiscus infusion in the freezer for 5 minutes
Put 1 cup of chopped strawberries and ¼ cup of fresh mint in a cocktail shaker and muddle thoroughly.
Add a handful of ice to the cocktail shaker, pour in the hibiscus infusion and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend all the flavors.
Fill a glass with strawberry ice cubes and strain the hibiscus-strawberry-mint mixture into it.
Top with as much sparkling water as desired and garnish with a mint sprig.