Hibiscus Agua Fresca Recipe

Stir up something sweet with this hibiscus agua fresca. Cinnamon and dried hibiscus flowers give this recipe a sweet and refreshing flavor.

From "The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker"
June 2018

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    Hibiscus flowers add a light, floral essence to this agua fresca recipe.
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    “Tex-Mex Slow Cooker” by Vianney Rodriguez shares 100 different Tex-Mex recipes that can be made in your slow cooker.
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Total Hands-On Time: 4 hrs 10 min

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 4 hrs

Yield: 15-20 servings

In The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker: 100 Delicious Recipes for Easy Everyday Meals, Vianney Rodriguez share her tips and tricks to serving out Tex-Mex classics. The book provides 100 Tex-Mex favorites that can easily be made in your slow-cooker. The following excerpt is from Chapter 5, "Beverages and Cocktails."

Agua de jamaica was the first agua fresca I tried in Mexico as a child. I was drawn to its intense, ruby-red color. After my first sip, I was hooked. Now I make agua de jamaica by the gallon. Instead of heating up my entire kitchen, I rely on my slow cooker to do all the heavy lifting.


  • 12 cups water
  • 3 cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 to 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Combine the water, the hibiscus flowers, and 2 cups of the sugar in a slow cooker and stir until well combined. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Taste and add more of the sugar as desired. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Strain and serve over ice.

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Excerpted with permission from The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker, by Vianney Rodriguez. Published by The Countryman Press, © 2018.