Hibiscus (الكركديه) can be made into a hot tea infusion or a cold drink.
So to shake thing up from my regular hibiscus drink, I decided to make hibiscus lemonade.
Excellent decision it was, and everyone loved it.
Pour it in a glass with lemon slices and ice cubes, and you've got yourself the drink of the summer (or the drink at the iftar table!).
You can use dried hibiscus, but I used hibiscus tea bags this time. About a quarter cup of dried leaves would equal three tea bags.
1 cup boiling water
3 cups cold water
3 hibiscus tea bags
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 lemons, juice
In a large jug, mix together the baking soda, tea bags, and hot water and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
Remove the tea bags, squeezing them before discarding.
Add the sugar and stir till dissolved.
Add the remaining cold water.
Add the lemon juice, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
More lemon juice may be added according to taste.
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