Top view of sugar free sorrel drink with a straw inserted and some ice cubes.
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Sorrel Drink ( Sugar free Sorrel juice)

Sorrel Drink- sugar free and other wise is a spiced drink that’s usually served around the holidays in Jamaica, Trinidad and in other Caribbean countries. In Nigeria it’s enjoyed all year round.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Afro-carribean, Carribean, Nigerian
Keyword Bissap juice, Hibiscus tea, Sobolo, Sorrel drink, Sugar free drinks, Zobo juice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Steep/Cooling time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 1kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 10 cups water (divided, set aside 1 cup for simple syrup)
  • 2 cups Dry Sorrel petals (washed, see note 1 on how to wash the petals)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Sugar free simple syrup

  • 3/4 - 1 cup Monkfruit Erythritol blend (see notes 2 for sweetener options)

Instructions

  • Bring 9 cups of water to boil, reduce to a simmer, Then add washed sorrel petals into water and let it simmer on low heat for 10 mins.
  • Turn off heat, stir in the spices and orange extract and let it cool

Make the Sugar free Simple syrup while soreel is simmering

  • Add reserved 1 cup of water to a pot, add the sweetener and bring to boil, stir till sweetener is completely dissolved.

Mixing it all up!

  • Sieve the sorrel drink, add the simple syrup to the drink and stir to combine.
  • Pour into a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator

Notes

  1. I like to wash in a big bowl of cool water. swish the petals around gently instead of washing vigorously.
  2. If using erythritol, use 1 cup or 1 1/3 cup. if using Monkfruit-Alullose blend, use the same measurements listed above.
  3. For instant ot option, see blog post above.