FOOD

Sorrel

Sorrel is favorite in the Caribbean (and many other parts of the world, where they call it Hibiscus Tea, Agua de Jamaica ... the list goes on).

FOOD

Sorrel

Sorrel is favorite in the Caribbean (and many other parts of the world, where they call it Hibiscus Tea, Agua de Jamaica ... the list goes on).

Ingredients

  • Simple Syrup: 1 cup superfine sugar, 1 cup water
  • 3 cups dried sorrel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 (3 inch) orange peel
  • 6 whole all-spice berries
  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh, peeled ginger

Steps

  1. For simple syrup: Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside and allow syrup to cool completely.
  2. Place all ingredients and 4 cups water into a large pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir for 1 minute as mixture boils. Remove from heat and cover. Allow mixture to steep for 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Strain Sorrel, separating liquid from mixture.
  5. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the sorrel tea.
  6. Top off with simple syrup to sweeten.
  7. Stir and garnish glass with a lime wheel. Serve.