K is for Karkade

Karkade (pronounced kar-ke-day) كركديه is an infusion made with the petals of hibiscus flowers. It is a popular drink in Egypt, served both hot and cold.  When my dad lived here, he used cold karkade as a substitute for the cranberry juice he used to flavor his iced tea.  (And I never visit him now without bringing along several bags!) In the summer, I love a cool glass of karkade! And since – if you buy the dried petals in bulk with your own container – this can be a completely plastic-free beverage, there is even more motivation to have plenty prepared and cooling in my fridge!