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Make your own hibiscus agua fresca!

Hibiscus Agua Fresca Recipe

Agua fresca is enjoyed all over Mexico- and this easy to make hibiscus agua fresca (also known as ‘agua Jamaica’ in Mexico) will be popular with both kids and adults! With a taste similar to pomegranate and cranberry, it’s a welcome drink on a hot day.

To make this thirst quencher:

  1. Add 50g of hibiscus flowers to 1.5 litres of cold water in a saucepan (you might like to experiment with adding spices or citrus peel for extra depth of flavour. In Jamaica, ginger is often added to hibiscus tea.)
  2. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes, add approx 125g of sugar, stirring until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Leave to cool, cover and put in the fridge overnight or until chilled.
  4. Sieve the concentrate to remove the flowers. These can be used as a garnish if you wish.
  5. Add to glasses, topping up with water- sparkling water is particularly lovely. If you’re after a cocktail, a slug of rum will do the job perfectly.

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