2 cups (2 ounces) dried hibiscus flowers or dried rose petals*
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup vodka, chilled
1 cup ice
*Can be found at specialty Latin markets
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool for 25 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka.
Place the ice in a tall pitcher. Strain the hibiscus tea into the pitcher and discard the flowers. Refrigerate until ready to use.