This Rum Buck Cocktail is Made with Hibiscus Flavoring

 - Jun 3, 2014
References: honestlyyum & honestlyyum
If you're looking to expand your cocktail horizons, you need to try making this elegant and sweetly delicious hibiscus rum buck drink.

A traditional rum buck cocktail is a decadent fruity drink that combines the spicy carbonated flavor of ginger ale with some sort of citrus juice. Blog Honestly Yum gives this rum buck recipe a serious face lift by adding the flowery taste of a hibiscus syrup. To make the homemade hibiscus syrup boil dried hibiscus flowers, sugar and ginger till the mixture is reduced to a thick consistency. The purple color of the hibiscus flower will render the syrup a beautiful magenta hue that will create a visually appealing cocktail. Pour the hibiscus syrup over ice in a thin glass, add half a cup of ginger ale and top it off with half of a lime. The lime will create a seal in the glass to stop the pink part of the cocktail from mixing with the rest. Then, top the rest of the cocktail off with ginger ale and enjoy!