This hibiscus and rose cordial is a fresh, vibrant, and delightful beverage that tastes like a little sip of spring. The hibiscus and rose petals are simmered in a pot of water with a touch of agave and finished with a splash of lime juice to complete this simple but elegant drink.
HIBISCUS AND ROSE CORDIAL [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers (see notes)
1/4 cup dried rose petals
3 cups water
1/3 cup agave syrup
1 lime, juiced
Add the dried flowers, water, and agave into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Reduce the heat and bring it to a low simmer for 30 minutes.
In the meanwhile, sterilize a glass bottle with boiling water and dry it with a kitchen towel. After 30 minutes of simmering, take the cordial off the heat, stir in the lime juice, and leave the cordial to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Use a cheesecloth or kitchen cloth and a funnel to strain the cordial into the sterilized bottle.
Taste it and add more agave if desired. Serve cold with sparkling water.