Here's a cool Drink that's refreshing and also good for you health. It's made with the Hibiscus Flower. It’s a mild, natural diuretic, it is often used to combat high blood pressure. Makes about a half-gallon.
1 cup dried Hibiscus Flower
4 cups water
1/3 cups sugar (sugar substitute can be used) or to taste
4 cups ice
Rinse and drain the hibiscus flowers in a colander. In large saucepan, bring four quarts of water to a boil. Add hibiscus flowers and sugar. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 15 minutes. Mixture will be dark red in color.
Remove from heat. Strain thoroughly, discarding all remaining flower petals. Pour into an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Chill thoroughly before serving in tall, ice-filled glasses