Agua Fresca Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Iced Tea)

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Licuados were featured in our local paper today and this one looked so wonderful, I had to post it. Cook time is the chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put flowers and 3 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil; continue boiling approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add remaining cup of water and sugar.
  3. Set aside at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  4. Strain into a pitcher and refrigerate.
  5. Serve well-chilled.
Most Helpful

I love to make and drink this. So refreshing. Thanks for the recipe.

5 5

I've been lucky enough to visit both Mexico and Bali over the last year and learned to appreciate chilled hibiscus tea in both places. My kids love this recipe which makes a strong purple drink that reminds me of cranberry juice. In Bali, they drink it very diluted so the flavor is delicate and they add a little lemon juice, which magically changes the color to light pink, like pink lemonade. It also stretches the flowers a little farther, much appreciated here where they are hard to get and a little pricey.

5 5

Tart and refreshing. Trivia: Hibiscus puts the "zing" in the Celestial Seasonings brand "Zinger" teas.