It worked! I have a new summer drink! But next time I will use less than a handful of mint. The mint taste was a little much for my taste. But still good. This is Ginger Hibiscus Switchel from Cream & Honey's website. You can find the recipe here:
This is what it looked like at 10pm last night before the hibiscus took over. In the morning it was the clear red after I strained it out. Lucky for me I had a $7837928 strainer from Williams Sonoma. (of course I used a gift card because they always make one spend more than I normally would have).
I had polenta that I had bought for a pork roast sitting in my pantry, but ended up not using it, and it'sbeen staring me in the face every time I open the door. It was driving me crazy all that unused goodness so I made polenta toasts with balsamic onions, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Pairs perfectly with the switchtel. Although that might be a glass of Wollersheim Winery's Eagle White. It IS Mother's Day, after all. And the extent of the cooking I'm doing today.
A Minnesota native returns after 13 years away discovering a whole new food landscape.