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19 comments to “Agua de Jamaica”

  1. Dawn in CA says:

    July 1st, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    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…

  2. I add Campari to mine!

  3. I love agua de jamaica! I bet it would be great with a shot of vodka and/or st. germain – maybe some club soda too…

  4. Good idea! Will try…

  5. 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.

  6. Agua de Jamaica looks vibrant and refreshing. As a fan of hibiscus tea, I’m very intrigued by this summery sipper.

  7. 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…..

  8. yum!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Thank you for posting this! The world needs to know more about aguas frescas than just horchata (although horchata is and always will be my favorite!).

  12. yummers!

  13. Love this! We call it “sorrel” in Jamaica and it is usually made at Christmas time. Add lots of white rum and ginger :-)

  14. white rum and ginger seem like good additions!

  15. Just saw this. We live in Panama and get the flowers fresh. We cook it in lots of water with ginger and sometimes a bit of cardamon. Add sugar and serve in ice. So nice. Here it is called “saril”.

  16. 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.

  17. gabi dunn says:

    March 8th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    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?

  18. 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!

  19. And if you like Agua de Jamaica you should try the Tacos de Jamaica. It consists in tacos stuffed with the seasoned jamaica flower.

    A vegetarian option for tacos :D
    Greetings from Mexico