Agua de Jamaica
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 6 hibiscus tea bags
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup rum, optional
- Mint sprigs, optional
- Rinse flowers in cold water. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, flowers and lime zest. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain mixture, discarding flowers and zest; 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup (calculated without rum): 67 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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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!