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Delicious. I just used 1/4 cup of agave syrup so as to cut on sugar. Vitamin c is destroyed by heat, so regretfully the only source of vitamin c would be the fresh squeezed lime.
Wow, I had no idea vitamin C was so unstable, at even high/warm temps. That means my steeped rose hips are also not as high is vitamin C as I thought. Thank you for sharing, and we’re glad you like the tea!
This drink is so refreshing especially when you’re thirsty.
I made your recipe omitting the Berries. It was delicious. Thank you for sharing.
At least 2 glasses a day ,my blood pressure is actually much better now,very delicious drink .
Amazing! When I visit Mexico they serve this in every restaurant and even in the local coffee shop my husband and I frequent, During the summer months I enjoy this over shaved ice… a favorite of mind❤️ I made your recipe today and it was a hit!!! Thank you
Great recipe. I have made this several times and shared it with friends ever since I found this recipe. A wonderful harmony of different flavors and a fine balance of cold-natured and warm-natured food. Thank you for sharing.
I love this version! My Mexican grandmother makes this w/o the allspice, cinnamon and ginger, but I love this version because it has more depth. I used a block of piloncillo to sweeten it along with regular sugar…I mad a large batch!!! I didn’t have any fresh ginger on hand, so I did not include that. Thanks!
My wife has been making this drink since we have been married, 20 years now. Her recipe is a little different and much more simple. Only three ingredients are used; water, Flor de Jamaica and suger. That is the traditional way of making it.
Absolutely delicious. I made mine with a dash of cinnamon and a twist of lime. You can bet this will be a staple in our home!
Auga de Jamaica literal translation is water of Jamaica it amazes me how people don’t realize it and always attribute it to taquerias, but we call this traditional drink sorrel
Good for body
It is the calyx (sepals) of the flower.
I made an infusion, from a Caribbean recipe, using alternate layers of Jamaica and sugar, in a large water bottle then cover with cheap rum. Every two or three days I would turn it over. After about 3 weeks I strained and bottled it. A refreshing drink on ice! I gave a bottle to a friend who returned it to me 2 years later, and it tasted like sherry.
Fresh Jamaica chopped up can pass as cranberries.
Great recipe it’s got the perfect ratio of water and flower. I got to say it’s simple and delicious very refreshing. My kids love it when we make them into popsicles.
Hi Elizabeth, popsicles are a great idea!
You should try the sudani’s Hibiscus tea
This was great! I tried both the normal one (without any of the optionals) and the loaded one. I made about 4 times the serving. I used raw cane sugar from a Mexican brand. If you’re doing the loaded one, I’d go easy on the ginger.
Personally preferred the simple version, as it tasted closer to what i get at the taqueria. Can’t go wrong with the simple water/sugar/hibiscus combo. My roommate dilutes his drink with extra water cuz he doesn’t like it as sweet as me.
I use jaggery instead of sugar.
Here in Southern Arizona, I make a sun tea version, dispensing with the simmering. The midsummer sun does that for me. Once strained, the infusion is hot enough to add the sweetener of choice. I generally add the citrus just before serving a chilled glass. A bit of carbonation, I agree, adds to the refreshing quality of this, one of my favorite authentic SW drinks. The blossoms become handy mulch, and the desert tortoise who resides here has been known to chew them down, too. Thanks for your post.
I serve this to my garden club members, it’s always a hit and extra special because it’s made of flowers.
I also enjoy adding a bit of lavender to my recipe. A great drink after a long day! I like to use local raw honey in mine instead of sugar, when I have it.
Good idea. But how do you dry your own hibiscus.
I don’t know. I suggest doing a google search.
When they talk about this Hibiscus flower they are actually referring to Roselle flower. You don’t have to dry Roselle flower, even though you can, easy just put it under the sun till dried. But, I have boiled them fresh, and they taste just as good.
We drink it with a diluted flower juice, add a bit of sugar and honey. It doesn’t taste that good if you try to drink it concentrated, even though the color might make you want to do that haha
If you know how to make jam, this juice is good for jam as well.