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A Sparkling Spiced Hibiscus Christmas Cocktail

December 24, 2019 (Last Updated: January 6, 2020)

This sparkling spiced hibiscus Christmas cocktail is perhaps the most regal, sophisticated cocktail to serve at your elegant Christmas party! Garnished with powdered hibiscus and a little snowy powdered sugar, this prosecco, St. Germain and citrus cocktail is mixed with a simple, homemade spiced hibiscus syrup that’s sure to impress any guest.

Sometimes, you just want to knock your friend’s socks off. That’s when I take a little time to garnish my glasses with powdered hibiscus, and mix up this cocktail. It’s luscious, sparkly, refined and so creative! It has quiet notes of cinnamon and clove, mixed with fruity, flowery hibiscus and elderflower. A true original.

Here’s a Tip!

Before your cocktail party, prepare your glasses with powdered hibiscus and powdered sugar (instructions below), and pre-mix the St. Germain, lemon and spiced hibiscus syrup.

That way, when it’s time to serve, simply add 1 oz. of your mixer to 3 oz. of prosecco in a cocktail shaker (for 1 cocktail), gently stir with ice, pour and serve. You can even pour the champagne in the glasses, then add the hibiscus mixer for a different look.

A closeup of the powder garnish in the side of a cocktail.

A Few Common Questions

1. Where do you find dry hibiscus flowers?

You may be able to find them in health food stores or Whole Foods, but I got a nice big bag of organic hibiscus flowers on Amazon.

2. How do you make spiced hibiscus syrup?

Follow this easy recipe for spiced hibiscus syrup. All you need are dry hibiscus flowers, honey, cinnamon sticks and a few cloves.

3. What do you need to make this recipe?

For the spiced hibiscus syrup, you’ll simply require a sauce pan, mesh strainer, and a 16 oz. bottle. Once you have your syrup, for this cocktail recipe, you’ll require:

  • food processor
  • 2 small plates
  • cocktail shaker and jigger
  • small mesh strainer

A closeup of dry hibiscus flowers in a small bowl next to a small spoon with a few scattered cloves, flowers and cinnamon sticks.

How to Make The Hibiscus Powder Garnish – Step by Step

1. In a food processor, add 3 tbsp. dry hibiscus flowers. Process into a fine powder.

2. Pour powder into a small mesh strainer and sprinkle onto a plate.

3. Run a freshly cut lemon slice over the side and over the rim of a coup glass. This is how the powder will stick.

4. Roll just the wet side of the coup glass in the powdered hibiscus.

A step by step process showing how to garnish a cocktail glass with sugar and powdered hibiscus.

5. Sprinkle another plate with powdered sugar.

6. Dip just the rim of the glass into the powdered sugar to coat the very top.

A step by step process showing how to garnish a cocktail glass with sugar and powdered hibiscus.

A sparkling spiced hibiscus cocktail on a dark table, sprinkled with sugar and cloves, with a tiny flower placed beside it.

Mix your cocktail, and serve to your very special guests! And if you want a few more gorgeous holiday cocktail ideas, help yourself to my sake Frosted Blackberry Christmas cocktail, my Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane or my Sparkling Pear & Ginger cocktail.

Or simply help yourself to all of my COCKTAIL RECIPES.

A series of different winter cocktails.

I hope you love this spiced hibiscus syrup, and for more inspiration, follow me on INSTAGRAM @shekeepsalovelyhome, on PINTEREST and FACEBOOK! And if you ever make any of my tasty drinks or treats, take a picture and tag me. I want to see!

A sparkling spiced hibiscus cocktail on a dark table, sprinkled with sugar and cloves, with a tiny flower placed beside it.
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A Sparkling Spiced Hibiscus Christmas Cocktail

This sparkling, spiced hibiscus Christmas cocktail is perhaps the most regal, sophisticated cocktail to serve at your elegant Christmas party.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: christmas cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 144kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • 2 small plates
  • small mesh strainer
  • cocktail shaker and jigger

Ingredients

For the Garnish

  • 3

    tbsp.

    dry hibiscus flowers

  • 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon wedge

For the Cocktail

Instructions

For the Garnish

  • In a food processor, add 3 tbsp. dry hibiscus flowers. Process into a fine powder. Pour powder into a small mesh strainer and sprinkle onto a plate.
  • Run a freshly cut lemon wedge over the side, and over the rim of a coup glass. This is how the powder will stick. Roll just the wet side of the coup glass in the powdered hibiscus.
  • Sprinkle another plate with powdered sugar. Dip just the rim of the glass into the powdered sugar to coat the very top.

For the Cocktail

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add 3 oz. of prosecco, ¼ oz. spiced hibiscus syrup, ½ oz. St. Germain and ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice. Gently stir, and pour into garnished glasses.

Notes

Before your cocktail party, prepare your glasses with powdered hibiscus and powdered sugar, and pre-mix the St. Germain, lemon and spiced hibiscus syrup. That way, when it’s time to serve, simply add 1 oz. of your mixer to 3 oz. of prosecco in a cocktail shaker (for 1 cocktail), gently stir with ice, pour and serve. You can even pour the champagne in the glasses, then add the hibiscus mixer for a different look.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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