With Valentine’s Day upon us, I wanted to do a special drink for those of us who will not be amongst the throngs of people in crowded restaurants with overpriced dinners and less than stellar prix fixe menus.
I had been given a jar of hibiscus flowers in syrup as a sample at a food show and I’ve been dying to try them out in something, but I needed to exercise restraint and wait for just the right thing… Well friends, today is the day!
Any sort of champagne cocktail is in order for Valentine’s Day, but this one is especially beautiful. The hibiscus syrup is wonderfully fragrant and sweet, it doesn’t not taste like you are eating a mouthful of flower petals, which I’m sure is someone’s concern out there! I love this cocktail for special events like bridal showers & weddings, Mother’s Day, Oscar viewing parties, etc. Any occasion to serve champagne is a good occasion!
A few ingredients topped with champagne and there you have it. This drink could not be any easier. It’s visually stunning, it’s unique and delicious. So bring home a bottle of bubbly, some flowers and kick back with the one you love… sipping champagne with a lovely flower dancing in the bottom of your glass.
- 4 hibiscus flowers in syrup
- 1 shot hibiscus syrup
- 1 shot Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
- rose champagne
- Drop 2 flowers in the bottom of each champagne flute. Evenly divide Chambord and syrup between the two glasses.
- Top with champagne.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Used in this recipe: Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup