Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aqua de Jamaica[Hibiscus drink]

Every year I look forward to my fun vacation with my family.We like to know other culture,explore and try different food..This year we went to Guatemala .It was a good experience.We got to know about the Mayan culture,which was amazing.During our trip our guide took us to an Authentic Mexican retuarant and he suggested we try the "Aqua de jamaica" drink which is one of the speciality in Guatemala.It was really cool and refreshing.I wanted to make it again and again when I got back to US so I got some dried hibiscus from the grocery store in Guatemala .Here is the recipe


Ingredients:

Water-8 cups
Sugar-1 1/2 cups
Dried Hibiscus-1 cup
Cinnamon stick-1/2 stick[optional]




Method:

Put 4 cups of the water , sugar and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Heat until boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
Stir in the dried hibiscus flowers.
Cover and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard
the used hibiscus flowers and cinnamon.
Add the 4 cups of the water ,stir well and Chill it for 2-3 hours.
Serve the drink with ice.Enjoy

3 comments:

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful drink, really catchy.Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Thanks priya.:)

Srikitchen said...

looks yummy!
regards,
Srilekha
http://www.srishkitchen.com/