two glasses of Jamaican Sorrel Drink next to dried hibiscus.

Jamaican Sorrel Drink Recipe

Jamaican Sorrel Drink is colorful, refreshing and so festive!
Course Drinks
Cuisine African, American, Caribbean, Western
Keyword jamaican sorrel drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 24kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


  • 8 cups (1.89 L) water
  • 2 cups (256g) dried sorrel
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp allspice berries
  • 4 cloves
  • orange peel
  • simple sugar syrup or maple syrup to sweeten


  • Boil water in pot.
  • Add in sorrel, ginger, berries, cloves, orange peel and let steep for about 1 hr.
  • While mixture is steeping, make the sugar syrup.
  • Strain sorrel juice into a pitcher and sweeten with syrup, to taste.
  • Serve your Jamaican sorrel drink over ice and garnish with orange and lime wedges.


Sorrel Drink Recipe Tips

  • This recipe uses dried sorrel. If using fresh hibiscus, the drink will be a lighter red.
  • For a deeper red color, add more sorrel.
  • When entertaining a crowd, simply double (or even triple) this recipe.
  • Prep it ahead of time and just store in the fridge until needed.
  • Spike it with rum for a delicious adults-only version.

Jamaican Sorrel Drink Serving Suggestions

Jamaican Sorrel Drink Weight Watchers Points

There is 1 Freestyle SmartPoint in a serving of this hibiscus juice drink.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 5mg