News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 19, 2022: Sorrel is a must have at Christmas in many Caribbean immigrant households in the US and of course in the Caribbean and especially Jamaica. Its tastes great and has some awesome antioxidants. Here’s how you too can make this easily and simply.
2 ½ cups dried sorrel
3 oz fresh ginger, grated
6 cups water
2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
¾ cup white rum
Peel of 1 orange
Add sorrel, ginger, orange peel, pimento berries and cinnamon stick to a pot.
Cover and bring to a gentle simmer for about 10 minutes.
Then simmer for another 30 minutes.
Strain the liquid into another container to remove solid ingredients.
Add sugar, lemon juice and rum to sorrel and stir until sugar has dissolved.
Refrigerate overnight for strongest flavor.
Pour over ice and enjoy!
Store the rest in a bottle in the fridge and share.