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Jamaican Sorrel Drink

This Jamaican sorrel drink is a herb infused beverage served over ice. Traditionally served during the holidays it's refreshing, easy to make and full of flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword how to make sorrel drink, sorrel and ginger, sorrel drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 drinks
Calories 33kcal
Author Tanya



  • 4 Oz dried sorrel about 4 cups
  • 3 Oz ginger grated
  • 1 Tablespoon pimento seeds
  • 10 cups water
  • Brown sugar to taste


Pressure Cooker Method:

  • Add sorrel, ginger, pimento seeds, and water to pressure cooker. Cover and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then naturally release. Strain the mixture and discard the solids. Sweeten with brown sugar. Allow sorrel to cool and serve over ice. Store in the refrigerator.

Stovetop Method:

  • Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot or kettle. Once boiling, add sorrel, ginger, and pimento seeds. Cover and let steep overnight in the refrigerator. Strain the mixture and discard the solids.
  • Season with sugar and serve over ice. Enjoy.


  • If you’re making this recipe in your pressure cooker, please take note that it will take your pressure cooker about 20 minutes to rise to pressure.
  • Use freshly grated ginger rather than pre grated for the best flavor.
  • Sweeten with brown sugar or dilute with additional water to suit your tastes.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg