Agua Fresca Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Iced Tea)
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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.
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 10mins
- Put flowers and 3 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil; continue boiling approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add remaining cup of water and sugar.
- Set aside at least 4 hours (or overnight).
- Strain into a pitcher and refrigerate.
- Serve well-chilled.
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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.Reply
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