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Agua de Jamaica in Jar and glasses. Outdoor setting

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus water)

Aguas Frescas are classic Mexican drinks made out fresh fruit, water & sugar. But Agua de Jamaica is made with dried roselle hibiscus flowers infused in hot water and it's just like making iced tea!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories 57kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 2 cups dried jamaica flowers also known as hibiscus or flor de Jamaica
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • In a large pot, place the 2 cups of dried Jamaica and 8 cups of water.
  • Over medium high heat, bring it to a soft boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the sugar and stir well until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining of the water and let it cool (I let mine sit overnight covered on my counter since I like it to have a strong flavor!)
  • Strain. Taste for sugar and water and add more if necessary.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 12g