At almost every authentic taco joint you will find a variety of agua frescas to accompany your meal. My favorite taco joint at the moment is Guisadoʼs. There’s a location in Boyle Heights and one in Echo Park. They make their own tortillas to order and EVERYTHING is amazing. To drink they offer a variety of agua frescas. My favorite is their Armando Palmero. It is 1/ 2 Jamaica, or hibiscus flower, and 1/2 limeade. It is the perfect combo of sweet and sour and the perfect drink to accompany a taco. Since I want to drink it all the time I had to come up with my own recipe.
1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flower
1 cup of lime juice
3/4 cup of sugar
12 cups of water – or 1 qt + 4 cups
Boil with 12 cups of water, 3/4 cup of sugar and hibiscus flower. Let the mixture come to a boil then strain. Add the lime juice and stir. If its too tart for your taste, add more sugar. I let it cool in the fridge. Serve over ice with a slice of lime.