Cocktails O’ Clock: Wild Hibiscus Royale

A Kir Royale, with a flowery twist…

Carrying on from the product of the month post about Wild Hibiscus Flowers, this cocktail is all about class.

First served in 2006 at the Dorchester hotel, London; this cocktail remains one of the most popular champagne cocktails on their menu. This cocktail mixes some bold flavours to subtly build on the quality of the champagne used.

Whilst some of the ingredients can be hard to find, they should be available in most health food shops or failing that they are all available online…

Hibiscus Royale Recipe:

7ml Natural Rose Water

20ml Wild Hibiscus Syrup

4-6 Mint leaves

Top up Champagne

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Champagne and flowers are for everyone…

Method:

1)      Muddle the mint in the glass and discard.

2)      Stand a hibiscus flower upright in the glass.

3)      Add the rose water.

4)      Top up with champagne.

5)      Finally, pour the hibiscus syrup in and let it descend through the champagne.

Fervent Shaker Top Tip: Feel free to remove the rose water and add a little flavour enhancer of your own, flavoured liqueurs always work, and not to mention flavoured sugar syrups…

This cocktail is just one of many available for you to read through on the Wild Hibiscus official site. From champagne cocktails to Daiquiris they have a wide selection worth checking out, especially if you are looking for something a little different for your party…

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Perfect for that special touch on a romantic soiree…
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