Add Some Zest to Your Thanksgiving Dinner with Refreshing Sorrel Drink

Refreshing Sorrel Drink

Sorrel is a natural herb that most of you may already know. Each year I look forward to making my own sorrel drink during the holiday season. They sell them fresh in most West Indian stores or you can buy them dried in the package. I typically see dried packaged sorrel in Publix Supermarkets. Just make sure that you check the aisle with the Caribbean products.

As the holiday season rolls around, I normally start checking out the Jamaican stores or other Caribbean stores for this delicious herb to make my sorrel drink. I’ll add it to my Thanksgiving meal as well as Christmas.

When you make your own from scratch, it comes out more rich and tasty than those that are already made. Some people make their sorrel months in advance and put a lot of rum in it to preserve it. This is the recipe for my sorrel drink.

Things You’ll Need

3 cups Fresh Sorrel (less if you are using dried)
9-10 cups water
3 tablespoons grated ginger
1 tbsp pimento
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups brown sugar
2-3 tbsp white rum
Strainer
Container

  1. Look through the sorrel petals carefully for dirt or other debris.
  2. Wash the sorrel, then drain off the water.
  3. Grate a piece of ginger. I like a lot of ginger, so I normally put at least 3 tablespoons in mine.
  4. Add the water to the pot, then add the ginger and cinnamon to the water. Bring the water to boiling point.
  5. Add the sorrel and pimento seeds to the pot.
  6. Let your sorrel boil for at least 5 minutes with the pot covered. Leave the cover on the pot and then let the steam work its way through the sorrel and the ingredients. I  always leave me sorrel overnight in the water, to ensure that I get all the nutrients from the sorrel petals. The petals usually look pink after I drain the water off.
  7. Now this is the fun part. Mixing your sorrel drink to suit your taste. Some like it gingery, while others may like it with a strong taste of Jamaican white rum.
  8. Strain the sorrel juice into a separate container.
  9. Add your sugar, and stir with a spoon. Sorrel can be a bit tart, so you may need a good amount of sugar to make it taste right.
  10. Last, but not least, add your white rum for an extra kick, then serve on the rocks.

Share this nutritious, tasty drink recipe with your friends and family this holiday season, and don’t forget to drink responsibly.

Tips:

If you want to preserve your sorrel, add some raw white rice and pimento seeds after pouring it into a bottle.

Natural Cucumber Ginger Splash Recipe

Cucumber Ginger Splash

Are you looking for a delicious, refreshing drink? You are in the right place. I am going to share my natural cucumber ginger splash recipe with you. I am sure you are going to love it as much as I do. Cucumbers are plentiful, but they spoil really easily if you keep them in the fridge for too long.

I came up with an idea how to use them up before they start getting soft and useless. I drank cucumber juice a long time ago, but never tried to make it myself until recently. Well, I decided that I was going to give it my own unique twist. So here is my quick and simple recipe for this delicious natural juice!

Things You’ll Need

  • Cucumbers
  • Ginger
  • Sugar (I use brown sugar because it taste better than granulated sugar)
  • Blender or Juicer
  • Strainer
  • Container (to wash the cucumbers)
  • Juice Container
  1. Wash your cucumbers in a container, then peel the skin off.
  2. Slice then in strips or small pieces.
  3. Wash and remove the skin from a small piece of ginger. You can either grate the ginger or cut them in small slices to be blended.
  4. Place the cucumber, ginger, sugar, and water in the blender.
  5. Blend all the ingredients together for at least 3 minutes.
  6. Use a strainer to strain the juice in a juice container.
  7. Chill and serve or add ice for an instant cool, refreshing drink.
Cucumber Ginger Splash on the Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the sugar that I use all the time. It is 100% natural and it taste like the real old time sugar. I got it on sale for $1.99.

My Favorite Natural Brown Sugar

Feel free to check out some of my other articles on various natural home remedies and more. I will be adding more recipes as I try them out. You can also check out some more natural recipes, which you can easily make at home. I enjoy cooking and creating unique recipes, and love to share them with my readers.