We've mentioned before that there is a drink that is quite popular here called - Bissap. It's actually made from the dried red flowers of the Hibiscus plant and just recently "Esperance" showed us how to make it!
Start with a bowl full of dried Hibiscus flowers. And find a set of helpers!
Fill pot with water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Add some Mint
So, here's where I made the mistake of leaving the room for a moment - and letting the boys suggest to Esperance how much sugar was needed. When I walked back in I stopped the flow as quickly as I could. They ended up using about 2/3 the box (when 1/2 or 1/3 would do). A little taste (a bit too sugary), dilute with just a bit of water and VOILA
Hand crafted Bissap Juice. YUMMY!
We have a hibiscus tree in our front yard and a grapefruit tree in the back yard in Berkeley. In the past Parker and Addison have put up a Grapefruit Stand. When we return - move over grapefruits - hello Bissap!