Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Serves 6-8

Source: Cindy Cartmill Mexico

This one is Cindy’s favorite drink in the summer. She says that her grandma always knew how to make these drinks to perfection.  Hopefully this will come close!

2

cups

dried jamaica flowers                  

 

 

500

ml

10

cups

water 

 

 

2.5

liters

 

cup

sugar

 

 

145

grams

Rinse the flower briefly to remove any impurities.  Drain.
Place the flowers in a saucepan and add 6 cups [1.5 liters] water.

Bring the water to a boil, reduce the hear to medium and cook for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Strain the water into a pitcher, dilute with 4 cups water and add the sugar.
Serve well chilled.

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