Sorrel Drink

Red hibiscus flowers are a common ingredient in ruby-hued herbal tea bags, such as Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger.

Recipe from Vegetarian Times
Sorrel Drink
YIELD
1 quart
Ingredients
    Sorrel Drink
    • 3 cups dried sorrel or red hibiscus flowers, or 5 Red Zinger tea bags
    • 1 4 inch cinnamon stick
    • 10 whole cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed allspice
    • 2 3 inch pieces peeled fresh ginger
    Simple Syrup
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
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    Directions
    1. 
    To make Sorrel Drink: Bring all ingredients and 4 cups water to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and chill.
    2. 
    To make Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar, and simmer 1 minute. Cool.
    3. 
    Pour Sorrel Drink over ice. Serve with pitcher of Simple Syrup for guests to sweeten drinks to taste.

    nutrition information

    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 33, carb. (g) 8, sugar (g) 8, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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