There is nothing more fun, then getting dressed up and having some fine cocktails on New Year's Eve. It is a time to celebrate, to reflect and to make resolutions. Why not have a cocktail in hand to cheer yourself off to the New Year.
Hibiscus Tea w/ Vodka and Citrus
**found in January 2011 InStyle Magazine
6 cups water
3 cups dried hibiscus flowers ($12/lb; earthy.com)
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 cups vodka, chilled (I prefer Kettle One, as it does not bother me as a Celiac, I notice that Grey Goose and other fine vodka's do)
2 cups ice
Fresh slices of lemon for garish
In a medium saucepan, combine water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Allow mixture to cool for 25 minutes. Add lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka. Place ice in a tall pitcher. Strain tea into pitcher and discard flowers. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with a think slice of lemon.
Enjoy!! xoxo Julie