Cooking in Pajamas

Stories and Musings from Wayfaring Adventurers and Aspiring Home Cooks.






Hello and welcome!

We're Sumu &Anu.

We've known each other pretty much forever, and this blog is our way of documenting our culinary exploits, and some non-culinary exploits as well. We're not always on the same page, or in the same state, or even on the same continent, but two things are generally true:

At least one of us is not paying attention

At least one of us is wearing her pajamas

Hibiscus Margaritas

This recipe makes the most fun cocktails I've ever made. It's a bright pink color and all sorts of tasty. It also is insanely easy to make.

Hibiscus Margaritas

Silver Tequila
2 oz
1 oz
Lime juice
1 oz
Lime/orange wheel slice for garnish
Kosher salt or sugar to line the rim

Place some salt or sugar on a small plate. Rub rim of your glass with lime (reserve for serving); dip in salt. Fill with ice and set aside.

Combine tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. If you would like to be even boozier, add 1oz of an orange liqueur like triple sec or contreau. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain cocktail through a strainer into your glass. Garnish with a citrus wheel of your choice.



Hibiscus Simple Syrup

Sugar (Add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter syrup) 1/2 cup
Water 1 cup
Hibiscus leaves (most grocery stores have some form of a simple hibiscus tea which can also be used) 1/2 cup

Bring the water to a boil with sugar. Stir until the sugar has completed dissolved.

Pour the sugar water into a mason jar and add the hibiscus leaves as well. Put the syrup in the fridge for 20 minutes or so until it completely cools. Remove the hibiscus leaves and the syrup is ready to use!

You can store this syrup in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 weeks.