Agua de Jamaica

Agua de Jamaica

A twist on iced tea, made from hibiscus (add rum if you want!).

Adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 8 oz rum
  • mint
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 1.3 qt water
  • 1 lime
  • 8 oz hibiscus
  • Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    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.

    Step 1

    If desired, stir in rum. Refrigerate until cold. Add mint sprigs if desired.

  • 1 cup rum
  • mint
  • Step 2

    Add sugar and remaining water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • Step 3

    Strain mixture, discarding flowers and zest; transfer to a large bowl.

    Step 4

    Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes.

    Step 5

    Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered.

    Step 6

    In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, flowers and lime zest. Bring to a boil.

  • 3 cup water
  • 1 lime
  • Step 7

    Rinse flowers in cold water.

  • 1 cup hibiscus
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