Charles Steadman, master mixologist and Lantana Jacks Bar & Grill managing partner, shows us how to make the effervescent Hibiscus Fizz.
- 1½ oz. house-infused strawberry vodka (see below)
- 1 oz. house made hibiscus syrup (see below)
- 3 lemon wedges
Garnish: Edbile hibiscus flower
In a cocktail tin filled with ice, add vodka, hibiscus syrup, and three lemon wedges, squeezed and dropped into the tin. Shake vigorously. Strain into a wine glass filled with ice, top with prosecco, and garnish with an edible hibiscus flower.
The following is a palmbeachillustrated.com-house recipes for strawberry-infused vodka and hibiscus syrup.
- 2 pints fresh, ripe strawberries, quartered
- 750 ml vodka (Tito’s!)
- 2 Mason jars
Take two pints of fresh, ripe strawberries and quarter them. Add one pint each of strawberries to a Mason jar. Fill vodka to the top of each jar, seal, and store in a cool, dark place (like your pantry) for three days (up to a week), agitating daily. Once infused, strain with a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Enjoy!
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon dried hibiscus flower (or 4 hibiscus tea bags)
Essentially simple syrup with some dried hibiscus flower thrown into the mix, this recipe is pretty simple. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add hibiscus and let steep. Once cool, strain into jar and store in the refrigerator.
Charles Steadman has long been guiding Palm Beach's cocktail culture. A Untied States Bartenders Guild member, Steadman’s experiences behind the shaker have taken him across the globe, working on various gigs for Remy Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Marriott and Waldorf Astoria hotels as well as a milieu of restaurants and special events. And, as the longtime barman for The Breakers’ Echo, Steadman helped develop some of the savviest sips to come from the Island for more than a decade.
Now, as director of Luxe Libations, a full-service bar company concentrating in cocktail creation, costing, presentation and training for events and businesses, as well as managing partner of Lantana Jacks Bar & Grill, Steadman is using his personal cocktail style—a cross between classic and contemporary—to continuing to develop and enhance South Florida’s cocktail scene.
For a firsthand experience, “escape the day” with Steadman over at Lantana Jacks and sample a few of the sips that have made him one of the most sought-after and praised mixologists in town.
308 N. Dixie Hwy.
Lantana, FL 33462