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It's hot and I'm about to make some agua fresca de jamaica. Just thought I'd share some recipes for a few of my favorite aguas frescas.
If anyone has any more, I'd love to see them!

Agua Fresca de Jamaica

100 grams (3.5 oz-ish) dried hibiscus flowers

8 cups water

Sugar to taste

Ice, for serving

Rinse the flowers well in a colander. Put them in the water and leave it in a cool place for 24 hours.

The next day, add sugar to taste. Right before serving, add ice. It keeps in the fridge for about a week. Remember that the taste should be a little strong before you add the ice, since it will be diluted.

Agua Fresca de Horchata

1 cup white rice

1/2 cup peanuts

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1 stick cinnamon

2 liters water

Sugar & ice, to taste

Toast the rice, peanuts, sesame seeds and cinnamon stick in a 350 degree oven until light brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Add rice, seeds and cinnamon stick to a blender or food processor and grind until it becomes a very fine powder.

Mix powder and water. Add sugar and ice cubes to taste.

Agua Fresca de SandÃ*a

2 1/2 cups watermelon, cut in small pieces (seedless ones will save you a lot of time!

1 cup water

Sugar and ice, to taste

Mix watermelon and water in a blender. Add sugar and ice.

Salad Drink

1/2 apple

1/2 pear

1/2 mango

1 peach

1/2 small pineapple

2 radishes

1/2 bunch watercress

1/4 cup cherries

1 liter water

1 TB lime juice

1 TB vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Sugar, to taste

Chop all the fruit except the cherries, watercress, and radishes into very fine pieces. Mix all the ingredients in a vowl. Add the cherries, water, lime juice and vanilla extract. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to taste. Serve chilled or add ice cubes.

Umm... I don't know how long these messages can be, so I think I'll stop there. I have some more, though, if anyone's interested.
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