Hibiscus Sangria (Zobo Cocktail)




Zobo leafs is the name I grew up knowing Hibiscus flower as in Nigeria. There are varieties of ways to enjoy zobo. As a refreshing drink, in ice cream or sorbet and in other desserts.

A favourite aunt of mine typically made zobo juice with fresh pineapples. The fresh juice was so delicious especially when made into a sorbet. I can’t say my aunts zobo juice is not one of the many reasons she was and still is a favourite.

 

Zobo Cocktail

Hibiscus Sangria a.k.a Zobo cocktail in Nigeria

Zobo Cocktail

Hibiscus Sangria a.k.a Zobo cocktail in Nigeria

After my recent travels to Nigeria, I got reunited with my love for zobo. I returned with a small pouch of dried hibiscus leafs. Ever since, I have enjoyed this alone in my teas, cold drinks and more. I decided, before I run out of these awesome leafs, I should share it with my friends. Both online and offline. So to kick off the summer, I invited some of my fab girls for a night of fun, food and drinks.

 

Zobo Cocktail

Hibiscus Sangria a.k.a Zobo cocktail in Nigeria

Zobo Cocktail

Hibiscus Sangria a.k.a Zobo cocktail in Nigeria

I brewed this delicious hibiscus sangria using pineapples, just like my aunt. I also used some of my favourite fruits. You can use any fruit of your choice (using fruits that are in season will give the best results)

Here is the recipe:

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Hibiscus Sangria
Zobo Cocktail
Course Refreshment
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Course Refreshment
Servings
Zobo Cocktail
Instructions
  1. Chop fruits and place in a jar, jug or bottle.
  2. Place the Hibiscus flowers in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Use a spoon to take out the hibiscus flowers from the saucepan. Pour in the sugar and continue boiling until the sugar dissolves completely, forming a simple syrup.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and pour the liquid into a plastic cup to cool.
  5. Pour the hibiscus syrup into the bottle of fruits and also pour in the red wine.
  6. Pour in as much rum or vodka as you want, then chill overnight in the refrigerator (or at least 2 hours).
  7. Serve cold.

I hope you loved this recipe. If you do, please let me know in the comment section below.

Immaculate. xo

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