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Jamaican Hibiscus Drink

Author/Submitted by: Jamaican Recipe, The Frugal Gourmet "On Our Immigrant Ancestors" by Jeff Smith p 248.
Servings: 8
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Rum

8  cups  Water
2  cups  Dried hibiscus blossoms
1  teaspoon  Fresh ginger, grated
1  cup  Sugar, or to taste
    Jamaican rum, optional

In a 4 quart stainless steel or glass pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the hibiscus and ginger. Turn off the heat, then cover and steep for 4 hours. Strain and sweeten with sugar to taste. Chill and serve, or serve with good rum, the amount according to your taste. Makes 2 Quarts.

You can find dried hibiscus blossoms in Jamaican or Mexican markets, which are sometimes called sorrel blossoms.

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