This is so cool! I never thought of making it from scratch. As for the official drink of summer, we might just have to have a contest of our own during this weekend’s July 4th party. Your Prosecco and Aperol concoction is looking pretty good…
Speaking of Canada, it’s not so easy to find jamaica in Alberta. I’ve still got a few hibiscus flowers left over from my last stock up in L.A. Thanks for the reminder! Also, I love the ice cubes in those photos.
I just got back from Los Angeles two days ago where I was drinking at least a litre of agua de jamaica every day. One of the best summer drinks out there! I also tried a pretty mean cantelope version at a juice stand. mmmmm…..
How appropriate! I JUST made this for the time this weekend (to accompany fish tacos), and found it to be the perfect refresher. Was debating if I’d post the recipe as well, but am just going to direct readers to you :) I used raw sugar, which was incorporated well.
A local Izakaya makes infused Japanese plum wine (umeshu). A berry one, a rose and a coffee. After tasting the rose, I knew I had to bring them some dried hibiscus to try. They’ve now added it to their collection! It’s delicious over ice.
We are going home to Jamaica soon and hope to get some of our variety there. We will post our Jamaican version of the drink and share with you. The reason it may have the name Jamaica is because this is where the Latin version came from. No Jamaican home goes without it during the season it grows -winter.
Where the heck does one find these dried flowers? I can find them dried dead for tea, but i want them dried like dried fruit. Please help!! Thanks so much. Are the dried like tea the same as dried like fruit?
Hi Gabi- Not sure where you live, but if you live near a Mexican grocery store, they will sell them in various sized bags. Some grocery stores with large Mexican food sections will also carry them. They are dried, like tea leaves (through they are much larger than tea leaves and not as brittle?). The photo is post is of the flowers after they have soaked. Amazon sells them, just search for “dried hibiscus flowers”. Good luck tracking them down!