Want to make a cocktail that will guaranty Ohs and Ahs?
I had such a cocktail last Friday while on a small 45 min cruise in Old Montreal port.
The Hibiscus Martini
Yes that is a real hibiscus flower in my glass. And it is edible!
How cool is that?The barmaid was thrilled to prepare the cocktail, my companion and I both wowed at the stunning presentation and as I sipped my cocktail on the top deck of the ship our neighboring table had to interrupt and ask what I was drinking. My companion alwso ordered a drink that night with the flower: the Hibiscus Mojito.
This martini is pretty much the classic Cosmopolitan Recipe but made with white cranberry juice. At the bottom of the glass is placed one wild hibiscus flower. How does it taste? kind of like a marashino cherry but with a petal texture. I liked it a lot.
White Cosmopolitan Cocktail
– 1 1/2 oz vodka
– 1 oz white cranberry juice
– 1/4 oz Cointreau
– splash of fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
These flowers can be purchased in syrup. The small jar contains 11 flowers. Check out the Wild Hibiscus website to learn more, order and find recipes.
I’ve got a gorgeous hibicus plant on my balcony…maybe I could go back to my lab and whip up a mock concoction?!? Interesting product Evelyne ;o)
I had read that a Lebanese chef was using them; he was saying that our national okra dish actually is part of the hibiscus flower; so I wanted to investigate even more.
Other than that, I loved the idea of drinking it; it is so dreamy and stylish too.
That thingamajig just made my day! I am buying this immediately to make cocktails for monthly girls night in! So fun! Thank you for the post 🙂
Actually, it’s an aussie product! YAY!
That’s quite a cool idea! I wonder where I can go out to find hibiscus around here.. I know mum grows a heap but wrong country. Dang.
Pretty! I knew hibiscus flowers were edible, but I usually see them as garnish for a dish, not a drink. And I make cosmos all the time, but never thought to use white cranberry juice!
Very cool… Thanks for introducing me to a fun new product! I’ll keep an eye out for them 🙂
Ah, an Aussie product makes it onto your Thursday’s Thingamajig! Hurrah!
@Conor..hey look a that, had not noticed.
I love Hibiscus flowers too.
Prospero’s Daughter: You can find them in Montreal at the gourmet store near the “poissonnerie” at Atwater Market. A jar is about $10 and contains 11 flowers. You can also find them at Chipotle and Jalapeno’s little store on Amherst.
Darn, the first thing it says is for delivery in US only 🙁
Know of any places in Mtl. that sell them?
Quick google search says these places may have it
Buy online in Canada…www.gourmetwarehouse.ca/Wild-Hibiscus-Flowers