Agua de Jamaica is a drink made from dried hibiscus flowers. I love this drink, it can be served hot or cold. I've even heard it's been know to be mixed with libations, I read a lot ;-)
Come see how easy it is to make.
These are the dried flowers. They are available at Mexican markets and on line.
I use one cup of dried flowers to two cups of water. Bring to a boil then take off the heat and let steep covered for an hour. Strain through a sieve pressing on the flowers to extract the juices.This is where personal taste comes in. Since it is a little tart, some say it's reminiscent of cranberry juice, (I think it's way better) water and sugar are added according to personal taste.
I like it a little on the tart side so I add a little more water. But I also like it sweet, so I taste and add, taste and add. It's as personal as you are.
A little bit of a cinnamon stick can be added for a taste twist.
And that's that.