Hibiscus Simple Syrup

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Hibiscus simple syrup has the most beautiful, dark shade of pink and a sweet, tart taste. It’s perfect for making cocktails, especially pink cocktails as it adds vibrant color to them. Simple syrup is easy to make and can be used in cocktails and drinks, like our Italian sodas!

Hibiscus flower is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It’s a stunning, tropical flower that is perfect for culinary dishes. These flowers have a tart flavor to them and can be used to make tea, garnish food and cocktails, and make simple syrup.

Furthermore, this flower is rich in powerful antioxidants and other health benefits and it’s easy to use!

hibiscus simple syrup

Simple Syrup Supplies

Simple syrup is very easy to make. It’s equal parts sugar and water, simmered together. Here’s what you’ll need to make hibiscus simple syrup:

Small Saucepan

Measuring Cups

Mesh Sieve

Glass Bottle

Funnel – This is not required to make this but does make it easier to pour the syrup into the glass bottle.

sugar, water, dried hibiscus flowers

Ingredients in Hibiscus Simple Syrup

You can make this recipe with just three ingredients:

Granulated Sugar – You can use raw cane sugar or granulated sugar.

Dried Hibiscus Flowers – We are able to buy these at our local grocery store. You can also find dried hibiscus online.

Water – Tap or filtered will work.

straining dried hibiscus syrup

How to Make Hibiscus Syrup

Simmer – Simmer the ingredients together.

Strain – Strain through a mesh strainer, into a glass jar.

How to Store Simple Sryup

Store in a sterile, airtight container in the refrigerator. To sterilize a glass bottle or container, pour boiling water into the bottle and dump it out before adding the syrup.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can you keep hibiscus simple syrup?

It should be stored in the refrigerator and will last about 2-3 weeks. It can go bad after a few weeks, so always make sure you smell it before using it.

What can you do with hibiscus flower syrup?

You can use hibiscus syrup for cocktails, drinks, and desserts that are sweet and savory. The syrup will add a beautiful pink shade to culinary dishes. It’s a versatile syrup that can be used in many recipes.

Does hibiscus syrup need to be refrigerated?

Hibiscus syrup should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

More Simple Syrup Recipes

Here are a few more of our favorite simple syrup recipes:

Cranbery simple syrup

Guide to making simple syrup

Gingerbread simple syurp

Rose Simple Syrup

Honey Simple Syrup

Recipes Made with Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Now that you know how to make this syrup, you need some recipes! Try one of our hibiscus simple syrup cocktail recipes and make some pink ice cubes to go with them:

Hibiscus Mojito

Easy Hibiscus Margarita

Hibiscus Gin Sour

Pink Hibiscus Ice Cubes

Serve a hibiscus cocktail at a tropical party or garden party!

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hibiscus simple syrup

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

A simple made with dried hibiscus flowers.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 818kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flower


  • In a small saucepan, simmer the sugar and water until the sugar melts.
    pouring sugar into a small saucepan
  • Add in the dried flowers and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
    dried hibiscus flowers in sugar and water
  • Remove fron heat and let the mixture cool.
    hibiscus simple syrup in a saucepan
  • Starin the syrup through a mesh seive to remove the flowers.
    straining dried hibiscus syrup
  • You can do this over a bowl and then pour it into a glass jar or use a funnel and strain directly into a glass jar.
    hibiscus simple syrup


It should be stored in the refrigerator and will last about 1 month. It can go bad after a month, so always make sure you smell it before using.


Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 209g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 207g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 10mg
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