Roselle Syrup

Roselle Syrup

Roselle pods (or calyxes) are the petals around the pod. Peel those off and discard the center pod/seed. Use these leaves for this recipe.


  • 2 cups fresh roselle pod leaves
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 ½ cups sugar


  1. Mix the water and the sugar in a medium pot. Add the Roselle flowers. Let it boil for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Remove the roselle flowers with a slotted spoon, and let the syrup boil for 40 minutes longer over medium heat. Stir it every once in a while to prevent it from sticking and watch that the temperature isn’t too high. Let it simmer with a light boil.
  3. Check for the consistency, dip a spoon in it and it should lightly cover it.
  4. Pass it through a sieve and then bottle it up, and let it cool before putting in the refrigerator.