Refreshing Red Jamaica

Jamaica Flowers

My farmer put into our weekly basket a bunch of these red things I wasn’t sure about. I tried to eat every part of it and then read it was Sorrel, Jamaica Flowers. I had tried Agua Fresca at Cuchara on Fairview and I loved it, but Agua Fresca is made with hibiscus flowers. I am still not sure that Jamaica and Hibiscus are the same thing. Well, I’ve looked around blogs and different recipes, I tried, and it turned out a refreshing drink that I read it’s full of antioxidants and actually good for you. Mexicans! If you read this post and have comments, please feel free to make suggestions!! :D


2 cups of  Jamaica
3 cups of boiling water
2 cups of cold water
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of sugar
1 lime


1) Bring 3 cups of water to boil, add Jamaica and let it boil for 20 minutes.

2) Remove from fire and steep in hot water for 20 more minutes.

3) Use a colander to drain into a 2-qt container. Stir in a/2 cup of sugar and add 2 cups of cold water and 1 cup of ice.

4) Allow to cool down and refrigerate. When you;re ready to drink, get a nice glass, pour in the agua fresca and garnish with lime.

Agua de Jamaica | Cocktail


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