Jamaican Sorrel Cocktail with Sorrel Simple Syrup, this traditional Caribbean holiday drink features a simple syrup made from steeped hibiscus flowers infused with warm cozy spices like cinnamon, allspice and ginger. It’s then married with ginger beer, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, Appleton Estate rum for a boozy kick, and poured over ice for the ultimate boastful cocktail.
This post is in collaboration with KLMStudios specializing in Lifestyle (Special Events), Food & Documentary Cinematography as well as SooIrie for supplying the Sorrel Simple Syrup. For more information on these two companies, click the following links KLMStudios and SooIrie.
Growing up, Sorrel was always present during the Christmas holiday. I would see either fresh or dried petals on the kitchen table and knew immediately what that meant; time to make Sorrel and Christmas as was around the corner.
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What is Sorrel?
Sorrel, is what many people know as Hibiscus blossoms. They can be prepared from both fresh and dried petals, that are steeped in water infused with root ginger, cinnamon leaves, orange peel and aromatic spices like cinnamon, allspice berries, and ginger for an extended period of time to draw out the flavour. It has a gorgeous ruby color with a tangy tart flavour, similar to cranberry or pomegranate.
What is Jamaican Sorrel Made Of?
Jamaica Sorrel is made from steeped Hibiscus petals. It is then mixed with a variety of other ingredients most commonly Appleton Estate Rum or Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum to create a boastful Christmas holiday drink.
Jamaican Sorrel Cocktail Video
Where to Purchase Sorrel Simple Syrup
For those living in Toronto, Ontario or the GTA the sorrel simple syrup can be purchase from SooIrie. Please check out this link for more details.
Other Christmas Recipes to Try During the Holidays
Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate & Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
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Jamaican Sorrel Cocktail with Sorrel Simple Syrup
- 1.5 oz SooIrie Sorrel Simple Syrup see link above
- 2 oz Appleton Estate Rum adjust to liking
- Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice from half a lime
- 1 200 ml Bottle Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
- Ginger Sugar Rim
- 1 Lime Wedge
- 1/4 cup Coarse Cane or Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- Lime Wedge or Peel
- Mix together sugar, ginger on a plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip the glass into the ginger sugar mixture.
- Add syrup, rum, lime juice, and ginger beer to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and pour into glass.
- Garnish with lime wedge or peel, and enjoy.