Hibiscus Tea Cosmo
A good cosmopolitan is worth its weight in gold, or at least something that's pretty valuable. Flavor, appearance, and even just the way it's served make it feel like more of an experience than a drink at times, so it's no wonder it's one of the most popular cocktails in the world.
But even the best drinks can get a bit passé at times. What are you to do when the traditional cosmo just can't satisfy you like it used to? Switch to something else? Give up drinking entirely out of hopelessness?
Of course not. You just need to mix things up, and this hibiscus cosmo is the perfect way to do it. Rich, sweet, and fragrant, it's the perfect change of pace that reminds you exactly why you fell in love with this drink in the first place.
Hibiscus Tea Cosmo
- 8 oz. vodka
- ¾ cup water
- 1 bag hibiscus tea
- 1 splash triple sec
- Simple syrup (optional)
- Heat the water and infuse the tea for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and let it cool.
- Add the vodka, hibiscus tea, one splash of triple sec and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake it well, pour into each martini glass and serve with a cherry.
- Optional: Add a touch of simple syrup if you like it sweet.
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One sip of the delicious hibiscus cosmo you just mixed up and you'll be hooked. While you might not normally think of putting tea into a mixed drink, it's a perfect compliment to the flavor profile of the traditional cosmopolitan as well as a great color booster.
Hibiscus tea isn't where this has to end, though. You can use all kinds of different teas when making a cosmo so long as they seem like they might have a compatible flavor profile.
Any teas you might be excited to try in your next jazzed up cosmo experiment? Don't be afraid to get a little inventive with it, either. Who knows? You might even discover the next great American cocktail without realizing it.
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