For hibiscus tea:

  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1/3 cup super fine sugar

For cosmopolitan:

  • 1 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup of super fine sugar
  • Lemon juice from 3 lemons
  • Lime juice from 6 limes
  • 3 tbs fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • Ice cubes


The tea could be made in advance and kept in the fridge.  Pour boiling water over the tea and let brew for about 1 hour.  Strain and discard the flowers. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Whisk all cosmopolitan ingredients till sugar is dissolved.

Transfer mixture to an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake well; strain into martini glasses. Garnish with a twisted orange peel.