Agua de Jamaica which translates as “hibiscus water” is a typical agua fresca to accompany the mid-day meal in Mexico. It is sweet, tart, delicious and really a refreshing drink all at the same time.
To prepare it, just follow these simple steps
*Add the hibiscus flowers to 2 quarts of water. Be sure you add the flowers to cold water. This makes a difference.
*Bring the water to a boil and as soon as it boils reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
*After 10 minutes turn off the heat and allow the concentrate to cool.
*As the flowers steep they absorb water and will sink to the bottom of the pot. That’s how you will know that the concentrate is ready to drink.