2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
1 bunch fresh mint, washed thoroughly
1-2 cups sugar, or to taste
Wash the pineapple, peel, core and slice
Bring 10 cups water, mint, hibiscus flowers and the pineapple skin to a boil in a medium stockpot.
Boil for10 – 15 minutes, or until the color becomes a deep, purplish red.
Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.
As soon as the mixture is cool enough to handle, remove mint and discard.
Strain the bissap into a large bowl.
Add sugar (to taste).
Stir until sugar dissolves completely.
Bottle the bissap and chill thoroughly.
Serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and/or a squeeze of lime.
Stay tuned for decadent bissap cocktail recipes later this week!