Saturday Swig #18 – Wild Hibiscus in my Bubbly!

Saturday SwigChampagne and sparkles are synonymous with New Year’s Eve celebrations. This week’s Saturday Swig is all about our New Year’s bubbly! More specifically, what went into our bubbly – Wild Hibiscus in Syrup!

For the holidays, we were gifted with two jars of Wild Hibiscus in Syrup – one in plain syrup and the other in rose syrup. What a brilliant gift idea, by the way! They are as their name describes – Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup. All you have to do is put a flower in your glass and add a little syrup for flavoring if you want to. That’s it! The flowers are edible, and based on the two that I’ve had, they’re quite tasty.

Wild HibiscusInstead of consuming both jars of flowers on our own, we shared them with friends at their New Year’s Eve party. The flowers were a hit and a great way to add some fun to our flutes.

Plus, they made for a great photo (photo credit: our awesome friend, Josh)!

I am definitely considering ordering these for future parties because I like them that much. In case you’re looking for these Wild Hibiscus flowers, you can find them on Amazon.

We spent the last few hours of 2012 mingling, eating and drinking. Some of our friends had left the party to do their own thing for a bit, but they returned at around 11:55 – just in time for the countdown! We grabbed our glasses, ran up to the rooftop, and watched the fireworks across the city as the clock struck midnight. And that was how we wrapped up 2012 and rang in 2013!

How did you say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013?

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  • Maddy

    The wild hibiscus with the champagne sounds like a fabulous idea! Beautiful way to garnish your drink! We rang in the new year very low key: just me, the hubs and dog. It was perfect!

    • That does sound like the perfect way to ring in the new year! :-) We may have to consider the animals in our plans next year.

  • lauryn

    How pretty! That’s a really fun photo. We rang in the new year sick at home, hanging out on the couch watching season two of Parks and Rec. It was low key, but quite fun!

    Happy 2013!

    • Hope you’re feeling better now that the new year is here. :-) I like low key!

  • we were going to have game night at a friend’s place. however, too many people showed up and it ended up just being a regular cocktail party (black and white). Still fun! It was the least amount of money and prep I have spent on NYE.

    • Too many people showed up? So popular! :P Sounds like fun though – spending time with friends.

  • Very pretty idea! I’ve seen the white tea flowers but not that! Oh, and we spent the night at home trying to calm Posey who was barking nonstop and quivering in fear (11pm-2:30 am) because of the idiots setting off firecrackers in our neighborhood. We’re retreating to the wilderness (with dog) for NYE next year!

    • That sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year! :-)

  • Love this! I’ve had the hibiscus in drinks before and definitely adds a fun flair & taste. Cheers to 2013!

  • So pretty! We had people over, played Cards Against Humanity, drank lots and lots, then shouted and cheered as the ball dropped. Andrew also used a saber to open a few bottles of champagne, which was pretty epic.

    • It seems everyone was playing Cards Against Humanity this year! :)