Hibiscus Cosmopolitan

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Sometimes on the weekends I like to have a drink.  Usually it’s just a glass of wine or a glass of champagne.   Something simple to start off the weekend.

Fun and colorful Hibiscus Cosmos are perfect for cocktail parties!

Other times I go to the liquor store on a Friday evening and look at the mini bottles up by the cash register.   I’m always looking for something different to try.  Whenever I find something I buy it and bring it home then look for recipes using it.   This past week I found Hibiscus vodka and just had to buy a miniature bottle of it.

Hibiscus is a flower.  I’ve had it in tea before and I liked the floral yet fruity notes so I wanted to give it a try.   Absolut Hibiskus is flavored with both hibiscus and pomegranate.   Just hearing those flavors led me to look for a cosmopolitan using this vodka.

Hibiscus Cosmo is a fun and festive cocktial perfect for parties

I found one right away.   It has just a few ingredients and turns out to be a pale pink color.    I edged the rim with bright pink sugar, poured in the cosmo, and garnished it with an orange peel.   It’s a really pretty drink and it tastes good too.   It’s tart and fruity and perfect for girls night in.   It’s also a fun drink to make for company.

Fun and colorful Hibiscus Cosmos are perfect for cocktail parties!

Hibiscus Cosmopolitan

Yield: 1 cosmo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tart and fruity, this cosmo uses Hibiskus flavored vodka for a fun twist on a classic.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Hibiskus
  • 1 oz. cranberry or cherry juice
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. Lime juice
  • orange peel
  • Pink Sugar, optional


  1. Wet the rim of a martini glass. Dip the rim of the glass into pink sugar if desired. Set aside.
  2. Pour the cocktail ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour into the prepared martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.


Recipe from Absolut

Hibiscus Cosmo is a colorful and flavorul cocktail


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