Have you tried using zobo leaves (hibiscus flowers) to make cocktails?

A very easy way to experiment with it is by creating the Hibiscus Simple Syrup and then using it in some craft cocktails.

Here is the recipe for the syrup.


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cup of dried hibiscus flowers

Add all ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil; then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 10 mins or until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly.

Allow to cool and strain into a jar. You can store your syrup in a fridge.

You can use the hibiscus simple syrup to make cocktails. Try adding it to your gin and tonic cocktail and see how it comes out.

If you’ve already tried something before now, please share with us what you did with it.