Sorrel Drink

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Red hibiscus flowers are a common ingredient in ruby-hued herbal tea bags, such as Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger.

  • 1-CUP SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • SORREL DRINK
  • 3 cups dried sorrel or red hibiscus flowers, or 5 Red Zinger tea bags
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed allspice
  • 2 3-inch pieces peeled fresh ginger
  • SIMPLE SYRUP
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Preparation

1. To make Sorrel Drink: Bring all ingredients and 4 cups water to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and chill.

2. To make Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar, and simmer 1 minute. Cool.

3. Pour Sorrel Drink over ice. Serve with pitcher of Simple Syrup for guests to sweeten drinks to taste.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 1 quart
  • Calories: 33
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Sugar Content: 8 g