The “Carcadet” is equally called “bissap” in West-Africa. It is a drink made from hibiscus flowers and is often mixed with fruit peels, diced fruits, or other flowers (depending on the region). Can be served hot or cold; it makes an excellent refreshing cocktail when prepared chilled and mixed with fruit juice.
This delicious drink is made from hibiscus flowers and is a favourite of many travellers who know it as «bissap» in Sub-Saharan Africa or «carcadet» (from the Arabic «karkandji») in Egypt. Produced using the fleshy red receptacles of the hibiscus flower, the infusion results in a liquor with a beautiful scarlet colour and tangy flavor. Many in the West have made this drink their own, combining it with rose hip and dried fruit to create flavored blends.