Hibiscus Wild Cherry Ale
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Hands-on Time: 5 mins
This natural soft drink gets its fruity tang and brilliant red color from hibiscus blossoms and dried cherries.
1. Place 2 cups water in pan and add dried cherries and wild cherry bark.
2. Bring pot to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and let simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
3. Turn off heat, add hibiscus flowers and sugar and stir until dissolved. Cover and let steep until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.
4. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, then through one or more coffee filters into a clean, sterile jar. Store concentrated extract in refrigerator for up to three months.
To mix Use a 16 ratio of concentrate to sparkling water. Adjust the ratio for more or less sweetness according to your personal dietary preferences and desired taste.