I think in terms of love Jamaica (hibiscus) is pretty close up there with poblanos, and cilantro and grapefruit and queso….
You get the picture.
I spend a lot of my day on the computer, whether blogging, writing recipes, editing pictures or answering emails. And to keep my spirits high I keep a cheery drink next to me at all times. On mornings it is most likely a steaming cup of coffee or a colorful smoothie. Around noon if I feel a bit sluggish another round of coffee either warm or iced and a purty,purty drink.
Aguas, teas or coolers they sit beside me brightening my mood, cheering me on as I get through my day.
Tall, shiny glasses of joy I call them. Don’t coolers just scream joy?
This cooler came together as I prepped lunch Jamaica leaves, cinnamon and star anise. Add ice and top it off with sparkling water and presto, Joy!
- ½ cup dried Jamaica hibiscus flowers
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- Sugar or agave
- Sparkling water
In a medium saucepan add water, hibiscus flowers, cinnamon stick, and star anise.
Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes.
Strain, add to a large pitcher; Sweeten to taste with sugar.
Being a food blogger has its perks. From time to time I receive sweet packages in the mail. This cooler was made in the Primula Flavor it Brewer. I love it, plan to use it for my summer fiestas’!
Recipe~ Add the hibiscus, cinnamon stick and anise to the infuser, fill the pitcher with water attach infuser and store in fridge for 2 hours and your set. Season to taste with sugar and serve cold.
Sweet Life: This is a sponsored post.
Now that sounds like a delicious and refreshing drink!
Kitchen Belleicious says
absolutely beautiful and absolutely delicious
A delightful drink!