Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and summer is calling us. Time to break out one of our refreshing favs to kick off Cinco de Mayo right. Have you ever tried agua fresca? There are so many types of delicious flavors out there made from various fruits, flowers, cereals, or seeds – agua de Flor Jamaica and Horchata just to name two. Today we’re going to show you how you can make one out of our delicious naked Hibiscus tisane. The great thing about this recipe is that you can change the ingredients according to your taste buds. Feel free to add in or swap in different fruits like berries or other tropical fruits. You a can even change up the spices – why not try ginger root or cardamom?
Hibiscus Agua Fresca
Makes a single serving 16oz iced tea
8 grams (2 tablespoons) Tea Sip Hibiscus
6 oz water at 205 degrees
1 Cinnamon stick
1 ½ tablespoons honey
Half lime wedge
First, bring 6 ounces of water to a boil. Put 1 ½ tablespoons of honey (adjust sweetness if you like more or less sweetness), a cinnamon stick, and 8 grams (2 tablespoons) of our naked Hibiscus tisane into your simple brew pot. Pour the boiling water over these ingredients in your simple brew pot, squeeze in half a lime, and get to steeping.
As your tea is steeping, cut up a couple orange slices and place into a 16oz cup. Fill the rest of the cup with ice. Once your tea has steeped for 5 minutes, pour the hibiscus infusion over your orange and ice cup. Take the cinnamon stick out of the pot and pop it into you iced cup for a little extra pizzazz – after all we are celebrating here!
There you have it! An incredibly refreshing Hibiscus Agua Fresca. You’ll be sippin’ on this drink all summer long!