The Caribbean Sorrel drink: From Trinidad and Tobago in the south (include Guyana in mainland South America) to Jamaica in the north, as you make you way up the island chain, islanders all appreciate a cold glass of Sorrel on hot Caribbean days! We had our first one on our trip to Trinidad and Tobago and have been hooked ever since 😀
The drink is made using either fresh/ dried Sorrel flowers (they look like Hibiscus and are from the same family) and varied spices!
Sorrel drinks are not that easily available in the States, so I decided to give it a spin. Here’s a very basic recipe, using some of my favorite fall 🍂 spices for flavoring! Dried sorrel flowers are available at Whole Foods and Amazon and if you are lucky you can get fresh flowers at Farmer’s Markets specifically the ones in Brooklyn!
#recipe: Boil 2 cups of dried flowers with 8 cups of water, 3-4 bay leaves, 3 cinnamon sticks,4 cloves, 2 pieces of dried orange peel and thick slice of ginger, for an hour. Then strain and sweeten to taste (around a cup of sugar worked for me).
To add some kick to it, mix it with rum 😉😛 #ruchyum #frommykitchen #sorrel #instadrink #drinkstagram #foodporn #foodgasm #homemade #chefsofinstagram #foodpics #foodblogger #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #caribbean #caribbeanfood #holidays #spices #cinnamon #ginger #ruchyumrecipes