Blackberry Aqua's Fresca

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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8 cups water

2 cups fresh blackberries

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus 8 fresh sprigs, for garnish

6 rosehip and hibiscus tea bags

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add blackberries, mint, and tea bags. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour at room temperature. Strain the mixture through a sieve, into a pitcher and discard the tea bags and solids. Add sugar and lemon juice to the tea, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into glasses or cups and garnish each serving with a mint sprig.