Agua de Jamaica recipe

Get your vitamin C with tea! Agua de Jamaica is an infusion of dried hibiscus flowers, popular in Mexico, parts of central and south America and the Caribbean. This drink is punchy, bright, refreshing and perfect for warm summer days. We recommend making a double batch of this ( you can thank us later).

Ingredients

  • 1 litre water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice (depending on how sweet you would like it to be)
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus petals
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • A few thin slices ginger (optional)
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Orange or lime slices for garnish

Method

Boil 500ml water along with the spices until the sugar has dissolved. Take it off the heat, stir in the dried hibiscus flowers and let them steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher (If storing for later, chill this concentrate until ready to make the drink.)

Add the remaining 500ml water. Alternatively you can add ice and chilled soda for a bubbly version. Squeeze in a little lime juice and garnish with a slice of lime or orange. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Alisha Naik

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