Hibiscus Flower Concentrate
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- 8 cups water
- 2 cups (about 2-3 ounces) dried hibiscus or jamaica flowers
- 1 1/2 cups sugar or to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- In a 6- or 8-quart saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add flowers, stir and simmer over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool a bit.
- Strain mixture into a large container (with a lid to cover later), and add the sugar and lime juice. Stir until well-dissolved.
- Once the concentrate has cooled, cover well and refrigerate. It will keep in the refrigerator for months.
18comments inHibiscus Flower Concentrate
Thanks for the directions! I get where I crave this flavor, especially in hotter weather.
My Grandmother always had a pitcher of this when we visited her in Laredo, Texas. My tea never turned out as good, because I never knew to make the concentrate first!
Hope this recipe helps Therese, enjoy!
Thank you Patty !
You always makes delicious meals. 🙂
Thank you, so glad you like my recipes!
Pati I drink this allot especially in the winter. I the flowers 🌺 at El Super in El Paso
Great William, Hibiscus is great all year long!
Do you rinse the flowers first ? I brought fresh hibiscus from Mexico and love love love. Sometimes little particles so wondered if should rinse. Also how long can you leave concentrate or diluted drink in refrigerator ?
It is a good idea to rinse them first, just run them below the faucet and clean them gently with your fingers. You can keep the concentrate in the fridge at least 3 months. Enjoy!
Thank you for the agua frescas recipes. I look forward to your recipes . I love to cook and tried new recipes from your shows. Keep it coming!!🤗🤗
Muchas Gracias Ofelia! New season is premiering the first week of October with lots of delicious recipes from you; hope you will tune in!
Ms. Patti. How to make ur drink without all the sugar. Diabetic. Luv this flower drink. So refreshing.
You can drink it without sugar, would be a bit bitter but the flavor is still good. Or you can add some Stevia if you prefer.
Hola soy Laura en Bakersfield CA me encantan tus recetas aunque mi ingles es poco te sigo,sobre la agua de Jamaica me encanta soy de mexicali donde las aguas frescas son #1 por el calor pero mi pregunta es por que le agregan limon es rraro ver no la e provado pero tengo Jamaica y la voy aser asi ya as provado la de cebada en mi favorita bueno bendiciones y cuidensen 👍🙏🥰
Hola Laura! El limon le da muy buen sabor a la jamaica, pero si no te gusta, no lo uses, ya sabes que es deliciosa de todas maneras. Saludos a CA!
The title says this is a “concentrate ” but I don’t see directions on how to dilute the finished product.
Here you go Nico, here is the recipe to make the Jamaica Water, enjoy! https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/jamaica-water/