Sorrel Drink typically served at christmas has many health benefits

Jamaicans love their sorrel drink. It is a festive beverage served during the Christmas season but increasingly served throughout the year as more people become aware of its ability to treat many ailments.

It is made with or without alcohol. The drink is quite refreshing and tastes like a fruity summer cooler.


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  • 3 cups sorrel
  • 1 oz ginger, crushed
  • 1 piece dried orange peel
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup Jamaican white rum (optional)
  • 1 tbsp white rice
  • Place sorrel, ginger, orange peel, and cloves in a large pot. Pour in boiling water and stir. Cover and allow liquid to steep for 24 hours.

Strain liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth. Sweeten with sugar and lime juice. Add rum if necessary.

Pour the strained sorrel into large air tight jars or bottles. Add a few grains of rice to each bottle.

Tip
* Adding rice to the sorrel drink helps to hasten fermentation.
* Leave sorrel at room temperature for at least one day before drinking.

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