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Sorrel Recipe

Ingredients

2½ cups dried hibiscus

1 large knob of ginger, grated

10 cloves

10 allspice berries

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 cups sugar

Rum, optional, for serving

Directions

  1. Use a mortar and pestle to crush cloves and allspice berries, set aside.
  2. In a large pot bring 9 cups water to a simmer, then add all ingredients through limes. Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate overnight, unstrained.
  3. The following day, make syrup: In a medium pot, combine sugar with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Boil until the sugar dissolves and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
  4. Strain hibiscus mixture and add syrup, stirring to combine. Serve over ice. If adding rum, use 1 ounce for every 6 ounces sorrel.