Mexican Recipes

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Cooler)

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Yield: 6 cups


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 2 cups ice


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add flowers. Simmer mixture for 5 minutes and remove pan from heat. Let mixture stand 30 minutes to infuse.
  2. Pour infusion through a sieve into a glass pitcher, pressing on solids, and discard flowers.
  3. Add sugar and ice, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Chill beverage, and stir before serving.

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