Caribbean Sorrel: This Refreshment Drink Can Never Go Wrong In Summers
Updated : August 23, 2021 12:08 IST
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Caribbean sorrel is available in both versions. Here’s more about this ruby-red colour drink.
This traditional Caribbean Christmas drink is made from a variety of hibiscus rosella flowers and herbs. This magical drink is popular during the holiday season on islands such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.
Sorrel is not a unique flower, it is the Jamaican word for hibiscus, a flower that grows widely on the island. While Jamaicans do this with fresh hibiscus harvested in December, you can use dried hibiscus as they are easily available in the markets.
All islanders appreciate a cold glass of sorrel drink on hot Caribbean days. Because we have islands in the Caribbean, we also have variations of this refreshing drink. So use the below mentioned ingredients as a basic guide to creating an enticing drink.
5 cups sorrel flowers
2 cups water
1/4 cinnamon stick
1/2 piece dried orange peel
2 to 3 whole clove
1/4 slice fresh ginger
Granulated sugar as per taste
Tip: Traditionally, cane sugar is used to sweeten the sorrel drink, but you can use any sweetener you prefer.
Make this drink any time round the year and enjoy it with friends.