I traveled to El Salvador after my senior year of college as part of a solidarity and service trip with my undergrad's Center for Community Service and Justice. It was incredible, and worthy of another post (or week's worth).
What I really want to share with you is that since that trip, I've had sealed bags of dried jamaica (hah-MY-kuh) stored with my tea. While in the country we tried an amazing chilled beverage made from the flower, so I bought a bunch, and have never gotten the energy or inspiration to make it again.
Then last week I get an email from PureWow, telling me that Hibiscus cocktails are great for Cinco de Mayo. Yeah, I bet they are, but I don't have any Hibiscus flowers.
Unless jamaica is the Latin American name for hibiscus.
Which it is.