Plum-Hibiscus Agua Fresca
Yields: About 8 cups
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus flower
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 6 to 8 plums, halved and pitted
  • 2 cups fresh lime juice
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine hibiscus, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In the container of a blender, combine plums, lime juice, remaining 1 cup sugar, and remaining 1 cup water; blend until smooth. Strain into a large pitcher, discarding solids.
  3. Add hibiscus syrup to plum juice. Add more water to reduce sweetness, if desired.
Hibiscus flowers may be left in or strained out according to preference.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at