Sorrel Drink- A spiced up floral drink, that will keep you going from now till the Holiday Season
10cupswater or moreadjust to taste
2cupsdried red sorrel buds
Rum to tasteoptional
Simple syrup (sub with honey or sweetener)
In a medium bowl bring to a boil 2 cups water and sugar. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Allow cooling
Place sorrel in a large bowl, together with ginger, lime, pimentos (all spice 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.
When ready to serve sieve ingredients, with fine sieve and discard all particles. Reserve drink
Add simple syrup as needed, together with rum according to preference and orange slices.
Serve with ice.
These petals are becoming increasing available that I can easily get them at most major and whole food markets, depending on the neighborhood store. My bet is most International Markets do carry them- African, Caribbean, Hispanic and some Asian markets. The Dried version is just as good as the fresh ones.
This is a just a guide, you may add more or less flavoring, water to suit your needs, make it work for you , there is no formula for it.