Mexican Recipes

Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Drink)

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  • 2/3 cup dried hibiscus blossoms*
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar or simple syrup

* These are labeled "sorrel" and can be found in Mexican markets in the Southwest.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the blossoms and water to a boil over high heat and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Add enough water to bring the total liquid to 4 cups; add sugar.
  2. Set the mixture aside for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Strain the liquid into a glass pitcher. Add more sugar, if necessary.
  4. Serve chilled over ice with lime wedges as a garnish.

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