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Sorrel Drink

Red hibiscus flowers are a common ingredient in ruby-hued herbal tea bags, such as Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger.

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Sorrel Drink

Ingredients: 

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3 cups dried sorrel or red hibiscus flowers, or 5 Red Zinger tea bags
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1 4-inch cinnamon stick
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10 whole cloves
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ΒΌ tsp. crushed allspice
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2 3-inch pieces peeled fresh ginger

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Simple Syrup

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1 cup sugar
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1 cup water

Instructions: 

1. To make Sorrel Drink: Bring all ingredients and 4 cups water to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and chill.

2. To make Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar, and simmer 1 minute. Cool.

3. Pour Sorrel Drink over ice. Serve with pitcher of Simple Syrup for guests to sweeten drinks to taste.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
33
Protein: 
0 g
Total Fat: 
0 g
Saturated Fat: 
0 g
Carbohydrates: 
8 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
0 mg
Fiber: 
0 g
Sugar: 
8 g
Yield: 
Makes 1 quart

Comments on this Recipe

I am from the Caribbean I now drink sorrel without sweetner.Just add more ginger and allspice and let it rest for a day in the refrigerator before serving.

i have wild sorrel in my garden, a sort of shield shaped leaf that tastes of lemon, so how do i use it?

I tried this recipie and sub the sugar with sweet and low. The dring was great. I am diabetic and am trying different things to keep my blood sugars low and energy high. thanks

Agua fresca, Great

Suggestion: try stevia as a much healthier sweetener than sugar.

I am from the Caribbean where sorrel drink is a favorite during December. Here is another way to do it: Bring the water and the ginger to a boil. Wash and add sorrel. Remove from heat and let stand covered for four hours. Strain and sweeten to taste. Refrigerate or serve over ice. This makes a very healthful and refreshing drink.

I also add lime. I've been making this for years and always a winner at parties. I've also been known to add spiced rum for adult parties. Yum!

I love Sorrel and buy it frozen , it looks alot like sapnich when it is bought this way.. dont know if you can get this in the states [ Im in Hungary] I have friends there though who might want to get some, so you mentioned you can just go t oa nursery and buy it, or hte seed? sounds great!

Sorrel, the leafy garden herb, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorrel) should not be confused with Roselle, a specific species of Hibiscus, called Sorrel in the Caribbean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselle_(plant) This is may or may not the same type of hibiscus found in Red Zinger. If you want to be sure you're getting Roselle, get sorrel from a Latino or Caribbean market. Either way, hibiscus beverages are delicious.

Could I use hibiscus powder to make this?

hi i have sweet sorrel tea ,which i want to send it to you for testing , do you like it ?

My BFF loves Flor de Jamaica.

Can you serve this hot ?