Iced Sorrel Punch

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 60 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $2.46
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2 cupsDried Sorrel (hibiscus flowers)
3 tbspFresh Ginger,thinly sliced
8 cupsBoiling Water
1/3 cupHoney
8Allspice Berries (Pimento)
1Orange, sliced


  1. ​Add the sorrel, ginger, honey, allspice berries and orange slices to a large pot. Pour the 8 cups of boiling water into the pot.
  2. Allow to cool and steep for about 1 hour. Strain all the solid ingredients out and chill the remaining liquid.
  3. Serve over ice with some orange slices.


  • Sorrel, as it’s known in the Caribbean, is a species of hibiscus flower from West Africa. It is traditionally used as a gentle laxative and may help to reduce spasms of the stomach and intestines in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Drinking sorrel tea may help to lower blood pressure, but more research is needed. 
  • Sorrel may have antibacterial effects. In cell studies, sorrel has been shown to fight off E. coli.
  • Sorrel or hibiscus should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause the uterus to relax, increasing the risk of miscarriage.