April 19th, 2009 by omar , No CommentsPrint This Post
This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to get on here for a while, because it’s relatively easy to make and is something that everyone seems to dig. That, and the fact that I saw something about the drink being very high in antioxidants the other day, so it’s healthy too. All that said, check out a recipe for Sorrel below…
Also, I know that those living outside of NYC might have a hard time finding Sorrel leaves, so click here for to buy them online.
- 1 oz. dried sorrel or roselle sepals
- 3 inch piece of cinnamon stick
- 3 x 1 inch strip of orange peel
- 3 cloves, whole
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 quarts boiling water
- ¼ cup medium-dark rum (The rum is optional…)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Place the sorrel sepals, cinnamon stick, orange peel, whole cloves and sugar in a large jar and pour a boiling water over them. Cover with foil or plastic wrap, and set aside at room temperature for 2 or 3 days.
- Strain the liquid through a fine sieve, return it to the jar, and stir in the rum, ground cinnamon and ground cloves. (Discard the spices left in the sieve).
- Let the liquid stand at room temperature for another 2 or 3 days.
- Strain through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
- Serve in chilled glasses with or without ice.