Sorrel Drink

Lovely Meal

I was buying some fruit and vegetables from a stallholder in Bequia, when she suggested I might like to try making a sorrel drink. I wasn't too sure about the bunch of dried fruit she offered me, but armed with her explanation on how to make the drink, I followed her advice back at the boat.

It turned out really well, and is best served COLD, with a dash of rum. Don't be stingy with the sugar - it needs a lot of sweetness to counteract the tartness of the sorrel.

Makes 2 litres

Preparation Time:  5 Minutes + 2-3 days infusing
Cooking Time:  None

4 oz dried sorrel 3/4 lb brown sugar
2 litres boiled water Juice of 2 limes
1 teasp cloves 1 tblsp honey (optional)
1 teasp mixed spices, cinnamon, etc

In a large pan, e.g. pressure cooker,  boil the water, then allow to cool . Add all the other ingredients, mix well, and leave to stand for 2-3 days.

Strain through a sieve and pour into a clean container. it will last about a week in the fridge.