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Easy Hibiscus Gin Sour

January 25, 2016 | Cheers | Comments

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I’ve been using their coupe dinnerware line for a few months now and I absolutely LOVE it! They have gorgeous flatware and I’m obsessed with their Schott Zwiesel glassware because they’re break, chip and scratch-resistant stemware! The glasses have a modern look to them and the Champagne glasses have a tiny etched flower at the bottom so the bubbles never stop bubbling. You can check out the entire line here. I used these for our hibiscus gin sour.

Now onto the cocktail! I love experimenting with dried hibiscus flowers. We used them in an ice ring once and they turned it hot pink, which was awesome! I knew hibiscus would go perfectly with gin and give the cocktail a beautiful shade of pink, so we whipped up a Hibiscus Gin Sour that’s lightly sweetened, smooth with a subtle of floral flavor. Cheers!!

Easy Hibiscus Gin Sour Recipe (serves 2)

3 ounces gin

3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)

1 teaspoon Chambord

1 egg white (the egg white gives it a frothy layer, but if you want to leave it out you can)

Add all of the ingredients in a large cocktail shaker with ice. Shake very  hard for 30 seconds. Strain into a small glass over a large ice cube. Enjoy!

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers

In a small sauce pan, simmer sugar and water until sugar has dissolved. Add in the hibiscus and simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for another 20 minutes if you can!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fortessa. The opinions and text are all mine.

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