Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus water)

Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus) by Muy DelishP I N_______I M A G E

Aguas Frescas are classic Mexican drinks made out fresh fruit, water & sugar. But this Agua de Jamaica is made with dried hibiscus flowers and it’s just like making iced tea!

I swear most recipes I see out there these days are fancy or have a very creative combination of ingredients. I’m amazed at the things food bloggers & chefs think of! Could be that since everything has been “done”, the goal is to create something new…..And here I am, most of the time sharing old fashioned traditional recipes. Honestly I feel that I cannot venture into the creative combination of ingredients for this blog if I have not shared the classic version first. Call me a purist if you want but that’s how I roll:)

I think it’s due to the fact that I want this to be a place my kids and family stop by and look for the foods they’ve been eating for years at home.

Cooking is just like photography……You must master the basics before your creative outlet is able to shine!
Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus) by Muy DelishP I N_______I M A G E

But let me tell ya, after this post I’ll be ready to share with you some fancy shmancy stuff like Jamaica Margaritas, Jamaica & Pina Paletas and other yummy stuff!
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Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus water)
Author: Muy Delish
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Serves: 16 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried jamaica flowers (also known as hibiscus or flor de Jamaica)
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, place the 2 cups of dried Jamaica and 8 cups of water.
  2. Over medium high heat, bring it to a soft boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the sugar and stir well until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Add the remaining of the water and let it cool (I let mine sit overnight covered on my counter since I like it to have a strong flavor!)
  6. Strain. Taste for sugar and water and add more if necessary.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.

Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus) by Muy DelishP I N_______I M A G E

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  • 06/18/2016 - 5:11 am

    Katrina - What a beauty!! This drink is so dang perfect for summer! And I love those flavours!ReplyCancel

  • 06/18/2016 - 6:35 pm

    Ilse - Hi Ana,

    I’m so glad you made this recipe, it’s one of my favorites aguas frescas! I have a question though, where do you find the hibiscus dried flower?
    Thanks,ReplyCancel

  • 07/20/2016 - 2:00 am

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  • 07/21/2016 - 8:54 pm

    Becky Armstrong - There is a wonderful vegetarian restaurant in Orange California
    (The Green Door Cafe). They sell a lot of this but they add a touch of cinnamon! Delicious!ReplyCancel

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