A hibiscus martini is the perfect way to get into the fall season, especially if you’re visiting Southwest Florida. The cranberry-colored cocktail and the slightly cooler weather in October pairs perfectly with a brilliant orange, yellow, purple and pink sunset. Raise a glass to the fall season. And don’t forget to enjoy your vacation!

Here’s a Recipe for a Hibiscus Martini

Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 serving

You’ll need:

Chilled martini glasses

1 cup of water

2 tablespoons of hibiscus tea

1 cup of superfine sugar

2 ounces of vodka

½ ounce of orange-flavored liqueur

1-ounce lime juice

¾ ounces of hibiscus syrup

Cocktail shaker

Ice

Directions for Making Hibiscus Syrup:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil

Add 2 tablespoons of hibiscus tea and steep for 10 minutes

Take out the teabag and stir in sugar until it dissolves

Refrigerate until ready to use

Directions for Making Hibiscus Martini:

Pour 2 ounces of vodka, ½ ounce of orange-flavored liqueur, 1-ounce of lime juice and ¾ ounces of hibiscus syrup into a cocktail shaker

Add ice and shake for 7 to 8 seconds

Strain into a chilled martini glass

Enjoy!