nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • 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
Vegan Gluten-Free

Sorrel Drink

Sorrel Drink

Makes 1 quart

Red hibiscus flowers are a common ingredient in ruby-hued herbal tea bags, such as Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger.
Sorrel Drink
  • 3 cups dried sorrel or red hibiscus flowers, or 5 Red Zinger tea bags
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • ¼ tsp. crushed allspice
  • 2 3-inch pieces peeled fresh ginger
Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

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.

June 2008 p.78

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Can you serve this hot ?

Cyndi - 2015-12-24 04:10:55

My BFF loves Flor de Jamaica.

belinda Perez - 2014-12-22 13:41:08

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

YOURBA - 2014-09-21 14:05:33

Could I use hibiscus powder to make this?

Sarah - 2013-01-23 23:15:28

Sorrel, the leafy garden herb, should not be confused with Roselle, a specific species of Hibiscus, called Sorrel in the Caribbean 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.

Karlene - 2012-09-25 20:33:27

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!

Wataru - 2012-08-20 22:15:25

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!

Camille - 2011-07-19 22:01:15

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.

DeePee - 2010-12-04 08:29:27

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

Kat - 2010-06-19 15:41:22

Agua fresca, Great

RICK - 2010-06-19 13:26:28

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

Chuck - 2010-06-19 02:39:26