Nigerian Zobo Drink (Sorrel Drink)
Nigerian zobo drink, an ox-red or burgundy drink, is also known as traditional iced tea, sorrel or bissap.
It is simple to prepare at home and an amazingly refreshing treat to offer guests. Children adore this healthy, medicinal beverage (yes, it has no added sugar) because it colors their tongues and it’s super tasty.
Enjoy this delicious sorrel drink recipe!
- 2 kg hibiscus leaves
- 100 g cloves
- 4 lemons
- 1 pineapple
- 2 ginger optional
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 l water
- Wash the hibiscus leaves in a clean dish to get rid of the sand, dirt, and debris. Run the faucet repeatedly to rinse twice.
- Slice the ginger, lemons, and pineapple using a cutting board. The cleaned hibiscus should be combined with the remaining ingredients and boiled for 30 minutes in a pot. Let it cool naturally so the flavors infuse.
- Decant or filter the mixture and add ice and sparkling water (optional). Serve and garnish with orange and cucumber for extra flavor.