At Directo al Paladar, we want all members of the family to enjoy and refresh a fruity drink for the whole family, so today we will share with you how to make an alcohol cocktail with all the flavors of hibiscus water and a combination of chopped fruit.
The name clericot comes from the English word clericot, which was very popular in Great Britain during the 1800s and came to America thanks to sailors of the British East India Company.
Over time, the recipe evolved, and each country developed a special recipe adapted to regional ingredients and flavor profiles.
Lemon soda for clericot, which one to use?
Clericot usually contains some carbonated liquor to lighten the taste of the wine, add sweetness, and balance the flavors of the drink.
The ideal is to use some lemon soda because the acidity and sweet taste harmonize the fruits and the power of the wine. You can also use apple soda to make a rainier drink or orange or grapefruit soda to make a sweeter drink.
To prepare the non-alcoholic clericote, we use hibiscus flower infusion, which complements very well the sweet taste of lemon soda, so it is advisable to use this flavor and follow the proportions between hibiscus infusion and soda in the mail.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of water to a saucepan and cook on medium-high heat until it comes to a boil.
- Add the dried hibiscus flowers and cook for 5 minutes.
- Let the hibiscus infusion rest for 10 minutes.
- In a pitcher, add the chopped fruit, the filtered hibiscus infusion, and the lemon soda. Mix all the ingredients. Taste, and if necessary, add two spoons of sugar.
- Serve with ice.