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Sorrel Juice

Sorrel Drink- A  spiced up floral drink, that will keep you  going from now till the Holiday Season

Course Drink
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 122 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 10 cups water or more adjust to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped ginger
  • 2 cups dried red sorrel buds
  • 8-10 cracked pimentos
  • 1 lime chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Oranges sliced optional
  • Rum to taste optional

Simple syrup (sub with honey or sweetener)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl bring to a boil 2 cups water and sugar. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Allow cooling
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When ready to serve sieve ingredients, with fine sieve and discard all particles. Reserve drink
  5. Add simple syrup as needed, together with rum according to preference and orange slices.
  6. Serve with ice.

Recipe Notes

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.