Monday, December 7, 2009

Karkady (Egyptian Iced Hibiscus Drink)

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Karkady(Karkade) is an iced hibiscus drink that is very popular throughout Egypt.It is characterized by a beautiful ruby-red color and a tart,citrus cranberry-like flavor. Karkady is also enjoyed hot during the winter months.Hibiscus is high in Vitamin C and the Egyptians believe that consuming it is very beneficial to one's health.

Yeild:4 servings
1c hibiscus petals
5c water
sugar, to serve

1.Put the hibiscus in a pan with the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.

2.Strain infusion into a serving pither and chill in refrigerator.Discard hibiscus petals.

3.Serve chilled with sugar on the side.

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  1. I have an Egyptian friend who swears by it. I like it too except I find it hard to find the hibiscus petals.

  2. HI Taste of Beirut
    A good place to find hibiscus petals are believe it or not in Latin markets in the dried herbs section or you can try my Amazon store where all the ingredients I use are sold.