Keeping Cool With Jamaican Sorrel

What an amazing recipe!

Lorraine Gardens

As summer dances along and temperatures soar one of my favourite long cool drinks is Sorrel. Yes, as purely speaking it is traditionally drunk at Christmas in the Caribbean as a festive drink, but with delicious spices and a tanginess that is refreshing this is just so good I love drinking it throughout the summer too. A fabulous idea to have in the fridge for that end of week treat and for summer parties where guests will love it.

Sorrel petals. Sorrel petals.

You can try growing sorrel in the UK, I believe some have had success with it as an annual plant but it is really for warm climates as a tropical plant.  Sorrel is drunk around the world where it grows from Egypt to Australia.  You can buy sorrel at Caribbean stores or if you’re not near one Neal’s Yard sell the dried petals. You will see it labelled as Hibiscus as…

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