Sugar Free Hibiscus Cordial

This is a sugar free version of hibiscus syrup, and a drink I actually prefer without the sugar. Locally here it is call Bissap and a drink you can get everywhere, and everyone who makes it seems to think the more sugar the better, sometimes so much so that its nearly impossible to drink! So I wanted to make my own healthy version as I love the flavour of hibiscus.



1 cup dried hibiscus flowers

4 cups water

1½ tsp de-bittered stevia powder

1 inch piece of ginger, sliced

Peel from a lemon or lime

pinch of salt


Mix all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let mixture steep for 5 minutes, the put through a sieve to move flowers, ginger and lime.

Store in a sterilised bottle or jar, and mix approximately 1 part cordial to 3 parts water or soda water and serve with lots of ice.

Yields 1 litre of cordial

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