Sorrel Juice

By Melissa Nestor - January 03, 2014



This is a wonderful drink served during the
Christmas season in the Caribbean! I know it from growing up on the island of Dominica. Its a 
really delicious drink made with spices and 
the flowers from a Roselle (sorrel) plant. There is no Christmas without this drink on the islands.  My mom would make this almost every Christmas as far as I remember.  For my America friends Sorrel can be purchased at your local international market.
Here is the recipe:


1lb Sorrel (or three 4.8 oz bags of dried sorrel found at international market)
8 Cups of water
7 Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
A piece of orange peel
A small piece of ginger (sliced)

Sweeten with white sugar (to taste)

Serving size: 8 cups

 

Directions :

 

 

1.  To a large pot add water, sorrel, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger, and bring to a boil for about 25 to 35 minutes.  

2.  After mixture has come to a boil remove from heat and allow to sit until it reaches room temperature.  

3.   After mixture has come to room temperature, strain the sorrel, cinnamon, ginger slices and orange peel. 

4.  In a large pitcher add strained sorrel mixture and sugar to taste.  You can add the cinnamon sticks and orange peel for serving to lock in more flavor.  

This drink should be stored in the refrigerator. Serve with lots of ice for a refreshing taste. Ahhhhh! Enjoy MN

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