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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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Course beverage, Beverages
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 8 cups
Calories 10 kcal


  • 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.


Nutrition information is not available for the recipe. Not all the ingredients are found in the database for calculation. 
It is best to steep overnight and strain the next day, however, if this not possible then leave for at least 2-4 hours.


Calories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 307IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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