Now unto the drinks.
Sorrel has a beautiful, clean taste that every Caribbean native refines….. with the addition of rum. So discovering sorrel wine was like cheese stuffed crust pizza, built in goodness. Adding this wine to your usual sorrel drink really expands the depth of flavour which is then complemented with a sweet but light mint infusion.
Now I am the first to admit that I’m not the best of drinkers. Like my friend would say, I get dollar drunk off a five cent drink. So for this cocktail, I opted for the slight whim of Westerhall 12 Degrees as my rum of choice. But feel free to dabble according to your own strength.
Double Sorrel Mint Cocktail
1 liter homemade Sorrel Wine
750ml virgin Sorrel Drink (already sweetened and infused with local spices)
1 cup Westerhall 12 Degrees rum or any other light white rum.
2 handfuls of mint leaves + 1 cup of water
crushed white sugar for garnish, optional
slice of carambola for garnish, optional
- Bring mint leaves and water to a rolling boil for about 2 mins, then cover and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Mix chilled wine and sorrel drink in large pitcher. Add mint infused water and start with 1 cup of rum (because we all know the party has just begun).
- Pour into garnished glass and serve chilled.
- Please note, this drink can be refrigerated ahead of time, but keep in mind that the mint flavour becomes stronger as time progress
Serving size: First warm-up round of Christmas drinks