For this post I wanted to share something near and dear to me. The first time I had this drink I was on my honeymoon. I asked a lady at the spa how to make it and when we came home I walked a few blocks to the Mexican grocery store, bought some dried hibiscus, and it's been a staple in our house ever since. It is really is good and refreshing, but my favorite part is that hibiscus is so good for you.
This recipe is an agua fresca. Literally translated: fresh water, agua fresca's are Mexico's version of fruit punch. They all start with one ingredient. It can be seeds, fruits, or in this case, flowers. They are then steeped sort of like a tea in boiling water, sugar, and sometimes added spices. If you've ever visited Mexico it's likely that you've seen stands where people are selling their versions of agua fresca. Tamarind is another favorite.