Agua de Jamaica (Jamaica Drink)
Agua de Jamaica is a sweet, slightly tart, and refreshing Mexican drink. This cold and crisp hibiscus tea is sure to hit the spot on warm days.
Servings: 12 people
- 12 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup Dried Jamaica flowers (or hibiscus flowers)
- 1 cup sugar
Boil 4 cups of water.
Add the jamaica flowers.
Return to boil for 10 minutes.
Turn off heat and cover. Let cool.
Strain into a pitcher.
Press down on the flowers with the back of a cooking spoon to extract the liquid.
Add remaining water and sugar to the pitcher.
Stir to combine.
Add more sugar if needed.
For a diabetic-friendly version, use Stevia instead.
Agua de Jamaica lasts up to 5 days in the fridge.
Other Steeping Methods:
- Let the flowers soak in warm water for 2 hours, and it will turn out just the same.
- Do a cold brew of the dried flowers overnight. Then take the leftover flowers and hot brew the second batch.
Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 3mg