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two glasses of Agua De Jamaica

Agua De Jamaica

This tart, refreshing, cranberry-punch like drink with 3 ingredients that will quench your thirst.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Steep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 59kcal


  • 1 cup (45g) dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 quarts (1.89L) water divided
  • ½ cup (100g) sugar or honey, and to taste


To Make the Concentrate:

  • Put the water and hibiscus flowers in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and let it stand for an hour.
  • Strain the concentrate and use to make the iced tea, or store it for later use.

To Make The Iced Tea:

  • Transfer the concentrate into a pitcher.
  • Stir in sugar, to taste.
  • Add remaining water and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Chill and serve over ice.

To Make In The Instant Pot

  • Add the water and hibiscus into your Instant Pot insert.
  • Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to the sealing position. Set to high pressure and select pressure cook / manual pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When done, allow for a Natural Pressure release of 8 minutes, before manually releasing the rest of the pressure.
  • Strain the flowers out of the drink, add sweetener to taste, and serve or store for future use.


  • Squeeze your hibiscus flowers to check for freshness. If they’re still soft, they’re still good. If they’re hard, toss them and get new ones. 
  • Keep in mind that you may dilute your tea even more with more water if it’s too tart, or with ice as it melts. 
  • You can also add more sugar or honey if it’s too tart. 
  • Add a slice of lemon and orange for a real thirst-quenching drink. 
  • You can store this drink in a Quart size mason jar.
  • There are 4 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving when made with 1/2 cup of white sugar. If you decrease the amount of white sugar used, you may decrease the points. If you eliminate this sugar completely, this recipe contains only 1 WW Blue Plan SmartPoint per serving. 


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 3mg