With summer on it’s way and brunch season almost here, I thought this exotic Sorrel (Hibiscus) Fruity Sangria would be a great drink to spice it up during this period.
Hibiscus flower is one of those flower petals that are super popular in many parts of the world – especially in tropical countries. And whichever name you call it is dependent on the country or region you are from – Zobo in Nigeria, Sorrel in the Caribbean, Jamaica and Mexico.
This recipe, here is very customizable, made with fresh fruits – those you have on hand or leftovers.
This past week has been hectic so I made this mix-it-up cocktail style – threw in some Moscado, rum, fruit and it worked beautifully.
Unfortunately for me, my partner in crime wasn’t around so I drank half of it and saved the rest of for the next day – Not a big drinker. Yes, you should know by now, I’m a chicken when it comes to alcohol, even the tiniest amount gets me!
Couldn’t take any more pictures after drinking it up or focus on the recipes I wanted to try out!
But it was all worth it!!!!
Hibiscus Fruity Sangria Cocktail
- 5 cups water or more adjust to taste
- 2 Tablespoons chopped ginger
- 1 cup dried red hibiscus buds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 750 milliliter bottle white wine (I used Moscato)
- 1- Pound or more fruit mango, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, strawberry cut up in large chunks.
- Lime chunks
- ½ cup dark rum Optional adjust for taste buds
- Oranges sliced
- Simple syrup sub with honey or sweetener
- 2 cups water
- 1- cup sugar
- In a medium bowl bring to a boil 2 cups water and sugar. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Allow cooling
- Place hibiscus petals in a large bowl, together with ginger, lime, and cinnamon stick. Heat up water in a kettle, pot or microwave, until it boils.
- Gently pour boiled water to the bowl of Let steep about 45 minutes or more. You may refrigerate overnight in the fridge for a more potent flavor.
- Combine all fruits in a large pitcher pour the rum over it. Then add the hibiscus juice wine and simple syrup.
- Let it sit in the fridge overnight because it taste better that way or if press for time cut the resting time in half.