This is not your average sorrel drink recipe. I have modified this recipe to make it a bit more festive by adding sparkling water instead of plain water which gives this sorrel juice a little more kick and makes it more exotic.
The sorrel juice is exhilarating on the tongue. It has a rich pleasant piercingly tart flavor that you can sweeten to your preferred taste. It tastes a lot like tart cherry juice, with a bit of cranberry. It is also great as a hot tea or as a chilled juice beverage (Iced tea).
Sorrel juice: Deep rich red color.
How to make Sorrel Juice
To make sorrel drink s very easy, all you have to do is to put the sorrel leaves in the hot boiling water. The leaves become wilted and they release their bright cherry red color in the water. The resulting flavor is amazing – it is the perfect blend of tart and sweet, all while not being overpowering. You can choose to make the flavor more intense by adding more flowers, but I personally like a medium-light strength.
Sorrel is very healthy it is known to be very high in vitamin C and other good stuff.
Note that: you can use the leftover leaves for one more batch but this time around you can reduce the amount of Liquid you’ll use.
Also, the amount of Juice you are able to extract is dependent on how dry your sorrel leaves are.
The botanical name of Sorrel is Hibiscus sabdariffa and it goes by several names including sorrel, Roselle, Zobo and rose mallow. It is very popular in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Africa.
- 1 cup Sorrel Sorrell leaves
- 3 Cups Sparkling Water
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 Sugar Stevia, Honey etc.
- 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seed
- 1 Teaspoon Allspice
- 1 Teaspoon whole Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon Ginger Root Grated
- Rinse the Sorrel leaves with cool Tap Water
- Combine the Water, Sorrel leaves, Mustard seeds, allspice, cloves, and Ginger and let it come to a boil
- Take it off the heat and allow it to steep for about 30 minutes
- Strain the Juice and discard the pulp. Add the pineapple juice, pineapple juice, and sugar. Mix well
- Serve Chilled and Enjoy.