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Raspberry Hibiscus Agua Fresca

raspberry hibiscus agua fresca Beverage
Raspberry Hibiscus Agua Fresca
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 10

Do you remember those days when dad would take over the kitchen to prepare something special? My dad, Ramiro, loved his family and, just like my mom, he would show his love by sharing his favorite foods. When my dad prepared agua de jamaica, made with dried hibiscus flowers, it was always a special time. He would call our names and hand us each a tall glass of this tasty and refreshing drink made with lots of love. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
oz dried hibiscus
13
cups water
12
oz frozen raspberries, defrosted
Juice of 1 lime
1
cup sugar
6
oz fresh raspberries
1
lemon, sliced
5
to 6 cups of ice

Directions

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  • 1
    Combine the dried hibiscus with 3 cups of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and steep for 10 minutes. Strain hot liquid into a large soup bowl and let cool for 30 minutes. Discard dried hibiscus.
  • 2
    In the blender, combine the defrosted raspberries, sugar, lime juice and 5 cups of water. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Using a fine wire strainer, strain the agua fresca into a large jar or pitcher.
  • 3
    Mix in the cooled hibiscus concentrate, the 5 remaining cups of water and stir well. Taste for sweetness. Add the ice, fresh raspberries and lemon slices; stir gently. Serve right away.

Expert Tips

  • Store dried spices, such as chili peppers and hibiscus, in an airtight, waterproof container in the refrigerator. It will help preserve the flavors and keep them from fading.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Do you remember those days when dad would take over the kitchen to prepare something special? My dad, Ramiro, loved his family and, just like my mom, he would show his love by sharing his favorite foods. When my dad prepared agua de jamaica, made with dried hibiscus flowers, it was always a special time. He would call our names and hand us each a tall glass of this tasty and refreshing drink made with lots of love.

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