Thursday, July 29, 2010


This fruity, refreshing drink has a number of health benefits. Roselle (zobo) blossoms are in the hibiscus family, and has the same taste as hibiscus blossoms available in your local health food store.

4 cups dried hibiscus blossoms (pictured right)
4 clove buds
8 cups water
1/4 cup lemongrass (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1 large slice fresh ginger (optional)
Sugar to taste (1/2-1 cup)

Place the blossoms, cloves, lemongrass and ginger if using, and water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool and strain. Add vanilla extract and sugar to taste.Chill and serve cold.

Some people also add the outer peels from pineapples for a different flavor.

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