Friday, July 25, 2014
Chow.com: Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)
When I was in Guatemala, I kept seeing this beautiful drink everywhere. Finally I decided to grab a glass. Holy schmoly! Who knew that some dried hibiscus flowers could make such a delicious drink? It's a little tart, a little sweet, a little floral. Very refreshing during the heat of summer. Grab some dried hibiscus flowers on Amazon or at an ethnic grocer.
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)
Adapted from chow.com
3 quarts (12 cups) water
1½ cups dried hibiscus flowers (also known as flor de Jamaica)
1½ cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 large lime)
In a large pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the hibiscus flowers and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Let steep 10 minutes.
Strain through a chinois or fine mesh strainer into a large heat-resistant bowl or pot. Stir in the lime juice and set aside to cool. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.
Makes 3 quarts