Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Hibiscus Fresh Water)


One of the things I miss from Mexico is the easy way to get something delicious wherever you go, this is the example of aguas frescas, you get them everywhere and there is a wide variety of them, from hibiscus to rice water, it is a name it, we have it kind of thing!

This hibiscus water is one of the most popular and the good thing of it is that apart from being delicious and refreshing is very healthy as hibiscus has a lot of medicinal properties because of its high antioxidants content.

In my mums home we always make an Agua Fresca to have with our food and jamaica is one of our favourites!

Serves 4

Prep 5 min

Cook 15 min


  • 2 cups dry hibiscus flowers
  • Water
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ice


Boil the hibiscus flowers in enough water, around 1 L after 15 min turn off the heat and drain and keep the water.

Use half of it as if it is too concentrate the final result will be bitter, add sugar to taste and ice. Taste it and if it needs more of the hibiscus tonic add some more.



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