Agua de Jamaica Recipe
Mexico's well-known jamaica drink,
Agua de Jamaica
or "hibiscus water." A perfect drink to serve with the mid-day comida. The flavor is sweet and tart at the same time and very refreshing.
agua fresca, hibiscus, iced tea, jamaica
dried hibiscus flowers
sugar per pitcher of jamaica
Put 2 quarts of water in a pot
Add 2 cups of dried hibiscus flowers to the water
Bring to a boil
As soon as the water boils reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes turn off the heat and allow the hibiscus concentrate to cool
PITCHER OF JAMAICA
Put ⅓ of the concentrate in a half-gallon pitcher and add the sugar
Fill the pitcher with cool water and stir vigorously to dissolve the water
Serve chilled or over ice
Add I cinnamon stick to the water when steeping.
Instead of sugar, you can sweeten your drink with piloncillo or agave syrup.
The concentrate will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator.
Store in a sealed container so that it doesn't take on flavors for other foods in the fridge.
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