Agua de Jamaica
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Yields: 1 pitcher (8 cups)
- 2 quarts of water (8 cups)
- 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar (depending upon sweet preference)
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 cinnamon stick (optional)
- A few thin ginger slices (optional)
- Mint sprigs and lime slices as garnish
Boil 4 cups of water along with the dried hibiscus flowers, cinnamon stick and ginger slices.
Remove from the heat and let it steep and cool for 20 minutes.
Next, strain into a pitcher. You can remove the used cinnamon, ginger, and flowers.
In the pitcher, add the remaining 4 cups of water to the concentrate. Add sugar to taste, and mix well until dissolved. (For a sugar-free version, skip the sugar.)
Serve over ice and garnish the agua de jamaica with a lemon slice or mint spring. Salut, your agua de jamaica is served!
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