Agua de Jamaica

The recipe for this sweet drink, which uses dried hibiscus flowers, comes from the Enriquez family in El Paso.

Agua de Jamaica Agua de Jamaica
Dried hibiscus flowers lend their flavor to this sweet, refreshing drink.
Yield: serves 6


  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups dried Jamaica flowers (see <a href="">Flor de Jamaica</a>)


  1. Bring sugar and 6 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove pan from heat; add Jamaica flowers. Let steep for 5 hours.
  2. Strain liquid; transfer to a pitcher. Chill and serve over ice.