This sparkling spiced hibiscus winter cocktail is perhaps the most regal, sophisticated cocktail to serve at your elegant Christmas or New Year’s Eve 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.
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.
5. Sprinkle another plate with powdered sugar.
6. Dip just the rim of the glass into the powdered sugar to coat the very top.
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.
Follow this easy recipe for spiced hibiscus syrup. All you need are dry hibiscus flowers, honey, cinnamon sticks and a few cloves.
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 Helpful 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.
More Gorgeous Holiday Cocktail Ideas
- Frosted Blackberry Christmas cocktail
- Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane
- Sparkling Pear & Ginger cocktail
- 20 Beautiful Holiday Cocktails
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A Sparkling Spiced Hibiscus Winter Cocktail
- food processor
- 2 small plates
- small mesh strainer
- cocktail shaker and jigger
For the Garnish
dry hibiscus flowers
- 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1 lemon wedge
For the Cocktail
¼oz. spiced hibiscus syrup
½oz. St. Germain
¼oz. fresh lemon juice
- 3 oz. prosecco
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.