In a saucepan, simmer 1 cup water with ¾ cup sugar, honey, or maple syrup.
Add 8 ounces fresh hibiscus (seed pod removed) and simmer.
Add 1 cup chopped fruit such as pear, apple, pineapple, or mango.
Add 2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger.
Add grated zest and juice of 1 sweet orange.
Season with ground cinnamon, allspice, dried chile powder or hot sauce.
Simmer till thickened slightly.
Add a pinch of salt.
Stir in toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted pecans, or another favorite nut.
Store covered in the refrigerator.