Hibiscus Gin Flip

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"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated. ZAZZ will not accept the ingredient of a 250 gram jar of wild hibiscus flowers in syrup available at most places that sell alcohol so this has been omitted from the list of ingredients but is essential to the recipe."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (57.7 g)
  • Calories 70.4
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 10.3 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 3.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine gin, Maraschino liqueur, vermouth, 40ml of the hibiscus syrup, lemon juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker with one scoop of ice.

Step 2

Fit the lid, then shake vigorously for one minute and then add three drops of orange bitters to each of two chilled martini glasses, then add a hibiscus flower to each (reserve remaining flowers in syrup for another use).

Step 3

Strain in the cocktail mixture and garnish with lime twist.

Tips & Variations

  • 250 gram jar wild hibiscus flowers in syrup



I know I say this a lot, but this is my favorite cocktail. Really! The hibiscus syrup is so tasty, and those little flowers taste like a raspberry strawberry. So good! I didn't go super heavy on the syrup, cuz there's precious little in the jar (mostly flowers), but it was great because the cocktail wasn't overly sweet. For the maraschino liqueur, I used Luxardo because it didn't specify. Delicious. I'll be making more... (The syrup was a bit hard to source, but Total Wine has it for $9.99/jar. Doesn't hold much)

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(13 Sep 2021)