jamaica water

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Jamaica Water

Jamaica Water

Agua de Jamaica

Recipe Yield

4 to 5 cups

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.86 from 7 votes

Ingredients

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.

Comments

37comments inJamaica Water

  1. Aicha

    May 20

    Easy& yummy recipe. I added fresh ginger to the
    Jamaica flowers& let it steep. Gracias for your wonderful recipes.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 20

      Great idea to add ginger Aicha, thanks for sharing!

  2. Ed Selby

    Mar 10

    This also makes a refreshing base for tequila.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 15

      Absolutely! Enjoy 😉

  3. James Glines

    Apr 25

    This was so simple and taste so good
    I also enjoyed it hot with a twist using a little bit of brown sugar some Mexican vanilla extract and squeezed the fresh limes and left the rinds with

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 30

      Oh, yummy, great idea James, thanks for sharing!

  4. Gitana80

    Aug 18

    My favorite drink! I have found that Jamaica flowers that are not completely dry work best!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Awesome, thanks for the feedback!

  5. Bob Warner

    Aug 18

    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. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Thanks to you Bob, glad you are enjoying a lot of jamaica. Stay cool 🙂

  6. Tammy

    Aug 18

    I have hibiscus flower plants—- can’t I just dehydrate flowers and use them?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      I don’t see why not Tammy 😉

  7. Tone Cee

    Aug 18

    Pati you are the best!

    T

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Thanks Tone 😉

  8. Sonia Marin Shaba

    Aug 18

    Gracias Pati y muy buena para Salud , It’s also very healthy to drink Jamaica water.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Asi es Sonia, mil gracias y un abrazo!

  9. Billy

    Aug 18

    My favorite. I also like tamarindo sodas!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Tamarindo is a great flavor, you can use it for agua fresca as well Billy 😉

      1. Gladys Santy

        May 19

        Refresco de tamarindo es una bebida de Nicaragua. así como chicha de piña, de maíz. Los Peruanos hacen la chicha morada hecha de maíz morado. Es deliciosa.
        En los países Latinos hacemos muchos refrescos/aguas de mucha frutas.

        1. Pati Jinich

          May 20

          Si, que rico!

  10. Andrea Medel

    Aug 18

    Definitivamente la haré a mis hijas les encanta! 😋☺

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 18

      Super Andrea, que la disfruten 😉

  11. Belinda

    Aug 18

    Where do you get hibiscus flower from? I can only find hibiscus tea bags.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 18

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

      1. Anonymous

        Aug 19

        In Texas we have HEB. The Tea leaves are sold in the spice or produce section.

        1. Anonymous

          Jan 23

          Thank you 🤠
          Yum!

      2. Linda

        May 19

        If you can’t find them in stores, you could plant some and collect your own. It would take time and commitment but you can grow and harvest as much as you want! Save some seeds and share them.

  12. Mike

    Aug 18

    Can you use sugar substitutes Patti

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 18

      Absolutely Mike, you can go with Stevia or maybe use some sweetened coconut water? Your call, have fun!

    2. Anonymous

      Aug 19

      Once diluted, I like the natural flavor of Jamaica.

  13. Lynn

    May 01

    Can I substitute honey for the sugar in this recipe?

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 24

      Go for it, Lynn!

    2. Billy

      Aug 18

      It would taste sooo good

  14. Leslie

    Apr 19

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Oh yes this is so refreshing, Leslie. Enjoy!

  15. Dia

    Mar 20

    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 ♡♡♡

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 21

      Thank you so much, Dia! You can find all of the mole recipes from my show here: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/show/ And I’ll try to add more soon.

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