With summer on its way and brunch season is 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’s, Jamaica in Mexico (pronounced. I would say it’s comparable to cranberry juice
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 make mixed 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, am 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!!!!
- 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.