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jamaican sorrel drink recipe

Jamaican Sorrel drink recipe

Jamaican sorrel drink recipe is a must-try this holiday season. This spiced alcoholic beverage is a Jamaican traditional Christmas drink that is easy to make and taste lovely.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Jamaican Sorrel drink recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 212kcal
Author Lesa


  • 1 lb Fresh sorrel
  • 5 oz Fresh ginger Thinly sliced
  • 10 Pimento berries (allspice)
  • 1 Cinnamon stick Or three cinnamon leaves
  • 1 cup White rum Or the amount of rum that you wish
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar Sweeten to your taste
  • 6 cups Water


  • Thoroughly wash the sorrel and pour the water away.
  • Place the washed sorrel in a stainless steel pot along with the ginger, pimento berries and 6 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil. Boil for 5-10 minutes, then turn the heat off.
  • Leave to steep overnight or for at least 12 hours
  • Strain well
  • Sweeten to taste with sugar.
  • Add your rum and put to chill.


  1. Rum - White rum is best for this recipe, preferable Wray & Nephew. But I'm sure dark rum will also do the job.
  2. Sorrel - If you are using dried sorrel, make sure it's the actual sorrel fruit and not dried hibiscus flowers. 
  3. Ginger - Some ginger flavour is more potent than others, so understand the ginger you decide to use. The ginger taste should not overpower the sorrel flavour.  


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg