Blooming Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1 wild hibiscus flower
- a few drops of syrup from the flowers
- Champagne or Prosecco
Position the flower in your champagne fluteTo make the cocktail, position a flower in the bottom of a champagne flute. The flowers have little feet of sorts, which makes it easy to stand them up. Take the time to get it centered and standing up (I used two chopsticks to get it upright) so the flower blooms completely. Add a few drops of that beautiful pink syrup from the jar.
Fill the flute with bubbly
Pop open your bubbly. You can use Champagne or Prosecco. (You can also make a fabulous non-alcoholic version with sparkling cider.) Pour the bubbly into your glass slowly, so you don’t dislodge your flower. (Remember: You want to keep him on his feet.)
As the bubbles stream up, the petals will bloom, opening the flower up.
The flower is completely edible and tastes like a cross between a rasberry and rhubarb.