“Red Drink”

Serves     2 quarts


2 quarts water
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ cups dried hibiscus flowers
1 teaspoon whole cardamom pods
1 teaspoon mace
1 cinnamon stick


Put water and sugar in a large pot and bring to boil to dissolve sugar.

Add all remaining ingredients and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and chill until ready to serve.

Serve over ice.


Notes and Instructions

Cooking tips/notes: Mace is the outer layer of whole nutmeg. It has the wonderful fragrance of nutmeg but is not quite as strong. This recipe would make a great cocktail!

Recipe and photo credit: Traci Barr