AJE (AjamaicaExperience), How do you make Jamaican sorrel drink?
Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe, True authentic Jamaican style Sorrel Drink Recipe.
Follow these simple steps and enjoy this all natural delicious and refreshing, home made Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe. Sorrel was discovered to have many health benefits. People use sorrel to help lower cholesterol which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown, sorrel drink helps to lower blood pressure, helps to prevent the clogging of arteries, helps to fuel the production bile by the liver and it helps to keep your body strong. It’s also suggested that sorrel can help to fight certain kind of cancer. These are some of the many reasons and more why Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe is such a big hit. Plus Sorrel Drink taste great.
Further studies reveal that red sorrel calyx contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals. These vitamins include calcium (for strong bones), niacin (B vitamin-used to increase HDL “the good cholesterol”), vitamin C, riboflavin and a group of compounds. With the huge health benefits which hibiscus sabdariffa (which is the other name for sorrel) has to offer, many people use their imagination and cooking skills to take full advantage of the plant. For example, sorrel can be used to make sorrel soup, sorrel tea and naturally, sorrel drink. However, sorrel is not United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved and everyone should speak with their health provider before taking any kind of herbal supplement to replace prescribe medicines.
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Step 1: Pickup your package of dry sorrel from your local supermarket that sells Red Sorrel or Jamaican Sorrel. The other option is to get with the times in the 21st Century and order your sorrel on the internet. There are many online stores on the internet that sell Jamaican Products. Luckily for the persons that grow their own sorrel or know the farmer who cultivate sorrel, they will have easier access to fresh sorrel. Either way, the fresh sorrel must be dried before it is ready for use to make your sorrel drink.
Step 2: The main two ingredients in the Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe which our family have used for generation are sorrel and ginger. While the ginger is optional, it does offer a nice twist for added flavor. Ginger is a plant that’s widely used as a spice for cooking. Many people add ginger to the sorrel drink. The ginger is boiled with the sorrel to extract all it’s nutrient and unique flavor. Ginger is also use independently in Jamaica and many other Countries to make a ginger drink, but in Jamaica it’s called ginger beer.
Step 3: Beat the ginger to a crush, this will ensure the flavor and the nutrients is soaked and boiled out into the drink while making the sorrel.
Step 4: Soak the sorrel and ginger in water for about 30 minutes (optional). After soaking Sorrel and ginger, turn fire on and bring pot to a boil.
Step 5: We strongly recommend after sorrel is boiled, leave pot covered and let sorrel soak overnight. This allow maximum sorrel strength. If you are making the sorrel during the day, then the suggested recommended allowable time to soak after boiling is 8 hrs – 12 hours.
Step 7: After the recommend soaked period is met, it’s time to pour the drink/juice from the boiled sorrel and ginger into an alternate container. Use a fine strainer when pouring. If the strainer is not fine strained, you may need to have an alternative method of straining to ensure none of the sorrel gets through the strain. Optional, slightly squeeze stuff in strainer to get every last drop of juice. (Widely done people living in the country).
Step 8: Now the sorrel is ready for mixing. After sweetener is added, refrigerate to get that natural cool refreshing taste. Use brown sugar to sweeten sorrel to likeness. Its better to drink when it cool naturally from the refrigerator rather than adding ice.
Optional: Add a drop of run to your Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe or add the Jamaican Run to your single serving.
Step 9: The sorrel recipe is complete, drink and enjoy the health benefits.
Jamaican Sorrel drink recipe made with Ginger. Ready to drink while taking advantage of the health benefits that studies have discovered sorrel contains. Now when your friend asked, Do you know how to make sorrel? you can simply say, “Sure I do” Hmmmm.