Agua de Jamaica Recipe

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Agua de Jamaica Recipe
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Agua de Jamaica Recipe

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This is an iced tea made from hibiscus, tart and deep red like cranberry juice. Add rum if you like. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 6 hibiscus tea bags
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rum, optional
  • Mint sprigs, optional

Directions

Rinse flowers in cold water. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, flowers and lime peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain mixture, discarding flowers and lime peel; transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar and remaining water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. If desired, stir in rum. Refrigerate until cold. Add mint sprigs if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Tazo passion tea bags.
Originally published as Agua de Jamaica in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p38

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without rum): 67 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 6 hibiscus tea bags
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rum, optional
  • Mint sprigs, optional
  1. Rinse flowers in cold water. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, flowers and lime peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain mixture, discarding flowers and lime peel; transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar and remaining water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. If desired, stir in rum. Refrigerate until cold. Add mint sprigs if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Tazo passion tea bags.
Originally published as Agua de Jamaica in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p38

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cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 252679
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"Great refreshing summer beverage! Slightly tart but quite refreshing. I did use hibiscus tea bags instead of the flowers themselves. Adjust the rum to taste. Perfect for a warm evening on the porch swing!"

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