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Sorrel Drink

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 lb. sorrel
  • 11 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5 cloves optional
  • 4 tbsp. grated ginger
  • ΒΌ-1/2 cup rum optional


  • Wash the sorrel. Separate the sepals from the 'seed'. Wash the sorrel sepals again. Place in a deep pot and add the water, cinnamon, and optional spices.
  • Boil for about 20 minutes or until the sepals begin to lose their colour and look jelly-like. Strain the sorrel and allow to cool. After it cools, sweeten with sugar and add the rum if desired.
  • Transfer to a sterilized bottle and refrigerate. Serve chilled