Did you know that the wild flower Hibiscus addition to being a beautiful red color, it is edible? If, in addition to its many culinary uses in salads, pastries, cocktails ... it has medicinal properties and is a good ally of beauty for the skin and hair.
Here we present three ideas on how to take advantage of these wonderful red flowers:
1) Making a Hair Mask
All you need is wild hibiscus flower (hibiscus sabdariffa) and water. Put 1-2 cups of water on the fire and boil for a few minutes. Shred some hibiscus flower and add to boiling water. When water is dyed red, the mask is ready.
This mask, reduce dandruff, scalp moisturizes, nourishes and strengthens
2) Prepare a refreshing infusion (Water from Jamaica)
Water from Jamaica, is a common drink in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and is basically a prepared with hibiscus infusion chalices.
To prepare two liters of water of Jamaica you need: 1/2 cup dried hibiscus calyces (hibiscus), 8 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar (to taste can be optional: a rum, ginger or slices thin lemon for garnish.
Preparation: Boil 4 cups of water, add half a cup of flower of Jamaica and half a cup of sugar (if you will also use ginger, add it in this step, using it to taste), let the mixture boil for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover the bowl and let stand for about 10 minutes. Strain the infusion in a new container. Add the other 4 cups cold water and stir everything well. If you're using a little rum, do it at this point. If you want to serve the drink immediately, place a few ice cubes. Otherwise, let it cool in the refrigerator until it is time to serve.
3) Develop gourmet cocktails:
Candied flowers wild hibiscus are used for the preparation of some of the most delicious cocktails, they are cooked with mineral water bath water and sugar cane as unique added.
If you want to surprise your guests, place them at the bottom of a glass and add sparkling wine, cava or champagne, the hibiscus flower opens its petals and power bubbles, leading to the creation of tasty and attractive cocktails are a real treat. It will add to your cocktail cherry and raspberry notes.
Here are some ideas for your cocktail shaker:
Chopping mint with ice in a type 'Margarita' cup. Add syrup and sugar hibiscus. Pour the mixture into the cup. Place on a rod hibiscus flower, a cherry and a mint leaf.
Place the flower in the bottom of a cup. Add the syrup of own flower to taste and sprinkle with sparkling wine or champagne. Bubbles rise and hibiscus opens slowly. The flower is eaten at the end of the tasting.
Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Pour white rum, syrup and lime juice. Add mint, green lemon and two hibiscus flowers cut to pieces. Serve with a little soda.
Posing flower in the bottom of a kind 'Martini' Cup. Mix in a shaker: crushed ice, white rum, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup. Pour in the cup.
Placing the flower in the bottom of a cup. Add peach puree. Gently pour sparkling wine and syrup. Mix gently.