Karkade an Egyptian specialty, but popular in Jamacia as well. In Egypt it is called karkade and is fruity and floral. Reminiscent of cranberry or sumac, karkade is light and refreshing. Sweeten to your taste and enjoy!
10 c. water
2 oz. dried hibiscus flowers
1/4 - 3/4 c. sugar
Lemon slices or mint sprig to serve.
In a pot over the stove combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Add the hibiscus flowers and let stand for 20 minutes.
Strain and chill. Serve over ice.
Serve garnished with lemon slices or mint sprigs.