Homemade Hibiscus Liqueur

June 9, 2017 (Last Updated: November 4, 2020)

You’ll make the most beautiful, tropical, flavorful cocktails with your own burgundy, homemade hibiscus liqueur. 

A cocktail on a table with 3 small flowers at its base and a spoon, wet with hibiscus tea, and sprinkled with flowers.

It’s the easiest thing in the world to make, and SO tasty! All you need is a half-cup of dry hibiscus flowers, vodka or Everclear and a sealable jar to soak your flowers in for about 24 hours.

You can add a bit of sugar, but only if you intend to make cocktails without other sweeteners. It adds a lovely tropical-cranberry flavor to any drink.

A jar of hibiscus liqueur next to a bowl of hibiscus flowers on a marble table.Tip! You don’t have to soak them in alcohol. You can simply use water, but it won’t remain preserved, so you’ll have to use it within the next few days or it will start to sour.

Dry hibiscus flowers in a white bowl.I’ve used this pretty mixer in a few of my other favorite cocktails, like this S.S. Minnow at Midnight.

A dark purple cocktail on a wooden table, garnished with dry tropical flowers with a sprinkle of flowers beside it.Aside from your liqueur, you can use the flowers for a colorful iced tea, potpourri, for cocktail garnishes or even a dessert topping! I like to chew on them, myself. They taste like healthy, tart fruit rollups.

Now, be careful not to spill any on your clothes, and enjoy!

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A cocktail on a table with 3 small flowers at its base and a spoon, wet with hibiscus tea, and sprinkled with flowers.
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Homemade Hibiscus Liqueur

Use this liqueur as a mixer in cocktails that you want to add a tropical flavor and deep burgundy color to.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time1 d
Total Time1 d 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hibiscus
Servings: 1 Cup of Hibiscus Liqueur
Calories: 691kcal


  • ¼

    cup organic hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup vodka or Everclear
  • 2 tbsp. sugar


  • Simply pour your hibiscus flowers into a sealable jar, then add your liquor. Set in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then remove the flowers. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Iron: 5mg

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