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Caribbean Sorrel Drink, one of the famous holiday drink

Caribbean Sorrel Drink is a wonderful spiced infused beverage that is mostly enjoyed during the holidays in many Caribbean homes.
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 0
Author Gemma


  • 2 cups of dried sorrel
  • 8 cups of cold water
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 tbsp of ginger grated (can adjust to 1 tbsp if too pungent)
  • 6 pimento berries 1/2 tsp of allspice
  • Organic sugar or regular sugar to taste ¾ cups optional
  • Orange peel from a small orange
  • 2 - 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Rum or wine optional and your prefered choice


  • In a large pot bring the water, sorrel and ginger to the boil for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and then stir in your chosen spices, in which case that would be the cloves and pimento berries (allspice) followed by the orange peel.
  • Sweeten to taste before allowing to cool down completely.
  • Once cool place in the refrigerator to steep for 2-4 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Strain and discard the excess sorrel, peel and spices before serving. You may stir in your preferred rum or wine, maybe ½ cup to 1 cup before serving cold on ice as well.


It is best to steep overnight and strain the next day, however if this not possible then leave for at least 2-4 hours.