Arnaldo Palmer

Whenever I hit an unexpected blog hiatus, I'm compelled to apologize. But what's an apology if I know I'm just going to do it again sometime in the perhaps near future? Nevertheless, dear universe, I'm sorry for not blogging.

If you follow me on instagram, you may know that I no longer live in LA (insert crying emoji here.) Buuuuut, I do have some awesome memories from the past 4 years, including eating a lot of delicious Mexican food. And if I'm eating Mexican food, I'm probably drinking one of two things: Mexican coke or agua fresca.

So here's a simple recipe for a drink that I'm not sure what to call as it goes by multiple names. Jamaican tea lemonade, hibiscus agua fresca, hibiscus lemonade, Arnaldo Palmer, I don't know. Once you know what it is it doesn't really warrant a recipe, but here's one anyways.


Basically, you're mixing one part hibiscus iced tea with one part lemonade or limeade, chef's choice! This makes two cups of deliciousness.

Two tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
1 cup cold water
1 cup lemonade/ limeade

1. Combine dried flowers and cold water. Place in fridge overnight (10-12 hours.)
2. Remove from fridge and strain out flower petals.
3. Pour equal parts tea and lemonade/ limeade into a cup.
4. Enjoy your refreshing drink!


  1. I am definitely trying this one! It looks so pink and delicious.

  2. Girl, your visuals are always top knotch. Love the photos and now I'm craving this drink...
    Haha, and I feel ya on the blogging hiatus...I'm sorry xD

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  3. How was I not following you on Insta?! Just fixed that. Where did you move? Looks yummy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Omg. Just by the colors, it's telling me "c'mon try me" lol. I wanna try this so bad :D

    Lou |

  5. Ok the coloring here is amazing. And also looks delicious, it seems like the perfect summer drink!

  6. Ooo, pretty and delicious looking! And I totally feel you on apologizing after taking a break. I always feel like I want to apologize, but at the end of the day it's your blog! :)

  7. These drinks look so yummy and refreshing during the summer heat! Your photography skills are just, well, simple put, amazing!

    Also, in terms of apologizing! Life gets busy! I know how it feels to wish there was time to do everything but sometimes, there are more important things that writing a blog post. We knew you would come back and were all looking forward to your next beautiful photos!

    Ginger Side of Life

  8. This sounds delish, I would love to be sipping this on my front porch for sure!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern Stylista

  9. They looks and sounds delicious, I need to try this soon, thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x


  10. That looks insanely delicious and refreshing!

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

  11. oh my gosh yumm..

    kisses from dubai ♥

  12. Great recipe! Need to taste it! Thanks for sharing.

    ♘ ♘

  13. oh, looks so cool! the last photo is very effective by the way. too bad my doctor yesterday said drinking and eating red stuff (especially strawberries and strawberry cider, red wine too) is not so great if I want nice (=white) teeth. so strawberry cider is history for me (it was my favourite :( so it's pretty sad). anyway, of course I'm not sure how pigmented hibiscus even is but I'm afraid of red drinks now, haha.

    Maiken - Part of me

  14. Oh wow, congrats (?) on moving! I hear you; knowing when and if to apologize for a blogging absence is always weird! XO
    -Lauren Blair

  15. Beautiful post and blog!

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