Have you tried hibiscus water? It is refreshing and will fill your table with color.
Agua de Jamaica (Spanish for Hibiscus Water) is a very popular, delicious, and refreshing drink that can never be missing from the dinner table of Mexican families.
Hibiscus Flower can be used both in cold drinks like this hibiscus water and hot drinks, such as hibiscus tea.
Preparing this delicious flavored water is very easy. It has a slightly sour taste, similar to that of cranberry, so sugar is added to soften it. Once sweet and chilled it has a fresh and exquisite flavor.
Note: The amount of sugar used in this recipe is the amount that is regularly added. We recommend reducing the amount (or not using it at all).
(Serves 6 people)
50 grams of dried Hibiscus (Jamaica) flowers
10 cups of water
200 grams of sugar
Place the hibiscus flower in a pot, add 6 cups of water, and put it to cook.
When it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Add the sugar, mix well. Remove from the heat and let it cool for about 1.5 hours.
Strain the flower liquid into a jug, add the remaining water, stir well, taste, and add a little more sugar if necessary.
Refrigerate until serving.
Recommendation: You can reserve the hibiscus flowers and use them to cook new delicious dishes like this vegan tacos, as a side or, on top of salads.
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