Blogmas Day 7 // A Holiday Drink

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite holiday drinks is Sorrel. I look forward to it every year and get so excited when I see my grandmother has finally made it.

Sorrel drink comes from the plant Roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), which is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa. It is made from the petals which are boiled then strained with added flavors and sweeteners.

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Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Horticultural Society

RecipeΒ 

Ingredients

Sorrel Flowers
Water
Cinnamon Stick
Ginger
Cloves
Orange Peel
Sugar

Instructions

Remove the core from the plant and discard; place flowers and other ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 30 minutes then take it off the fire, cover and let it steep for a few hours or overnight. After, strain your liquid into a jug using a sieve or cloth; do it twice to remove excess debris. Chill and sweeten to your liking.

Think I’ve added vodka to this once, but I’m sure rum would also make a nice addition.


What drinks do you look forward to especially around the Christmas season?

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