Jamaica Water

Jamaica Water

Agua de Jamaica
4 to 5 cups
Pati Jinich
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: agua fresca, beverage, coconut water, drink, hibiscus, jamaica, Mexican, non-alcoholic, refreshing, water
Author:Pati Jinich
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Jamaica Water recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 1, Episode 6 "Hibiscus Flowers"


Jamaica Concentrate (makes about 5 cups):

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus or jamaica flowers, about 2-3 ounces, depending on how tightly you pack the cups
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste

Jamaica Water:

  • 1 cup of the Jamaica Concentrate
  • 3 to 4 cups water

To Prepare

To make the concentrate:
  • In a saucepan, pour 8 cups of water and place over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the jamaica flowers, simmer at medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes and turn off the heat. Let it cool down and strain into a heat proof glass or plastic water jar. Add the sugar and lime juice, mix well, cover and refrigerate.
  • It will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3 months.
To make the jamaica water:
  • When ready to serve, dilute 1 cup concentrate with 3 to 4 cups water, or to your liking, and some ice cubes.

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  1. I live in Southern California and it’s been a very hot August at 95°+. Your Jamaica has been sooooooo refreshing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Bob W.

    1. You can find them in any Latin or Hispanic Market in your area Belinda; if not, they sell them online for sure. Good luck 😉

  2. I’ve been attempting to find a refreshing drink for months. I think I’ve found the one. Thanks for this. Really enjoy your show. Thank you.

  3. Really enjoy making your recipes this one i love too. Love your show Pati. One time i seen your mole made on your show. Really would love to see again not all know how to make it…my mother in law always made it but has passed away. Again love your show ty for your delicious recipes ♡♡♡