Posted by: Moira Drexler | October 10, 2010

Wild Hibiscus in Prosecco/Sekt Cocktail.

We Aussies love a drink  (or two……….) but let’s not talk about Fosters or VB; let us have a look at Wild Hibiscus delicately dropped into a glass of prosecco or sekt.  Here is how it goes.


Wild Hibiscus from Australiss


Take a wild hibiscus flower ( in Australia we also refer to them as Rozellas). Pop the flower into the bottom of the glass with a little of the syrup.

Gently pour the prosecco or sekt (sparkling white wine to all the Aussies out there) into the glass until you fill the glass.  The flower which is both decorative and delicious, slowly opens up more as it absorbs the prosecco.


The flower awakens............


When you have finished, do not eye the flower with wonder and think, ‘Wow, that looks pretty’, shake the glass so that the flower drops into your mouth and eat it.  It is delicious.


Live like an Aussie in Erlangen!


For an Australian secret tip (it originates from a girlfriend in Brisbane) throw a shot of Cointreau into the glass as well.  This little drink is guaranteed to get the party going.  It is also very good when guests do not know one another well as they giggle and talk about the erotic looking flower in the bottom of the glass.  Believe me, it is a great way to get your celebration up and running.

Australiss always has Wild Hibiscus flowers in stock.  One jar has at least 11 flowers and once the jar is opened, the flowers last up to 4 months in the refrigerator. One jar is 13 euro.  Great little gift for a dinner party.

Cheers!  Prost!  Zum Wohl!  Cin cin!  Skaal!  Kippis!  L’chaim!  Salute!



  1. That sounds like lots of fun!

    • Apparently the founder of this idea was having a BBQ with neighbours and was so tipsy that one hibiscus flower fell into her drink and she drank it and then tasted the flower. It was so good, she had the idea tested and it was a hit!! Nice to hear from you!

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