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Sorrel-Raspberry Mocktail Recipe

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Reintroducing a favorite from last summer, Sorrel-Raspberry Mocktail aka Hibiscus-Raspberry drink. I initially shared the recipe last summer and it got lots of rave reviews, so I’ve updated the pictures and edited the recipe for clarity.

Sorrel-Raspberry Mocktail

After an intolerably long winter, I’m happy to finally see the weather warming up. Which means it’s time to start entertaining and if you’re looking for a new drink to add to your collection. Give this Sorrel Raspberry Mocktail Recipe a try. Sorrel has many different names and its enjoyed in many different countries.

Sorrel Raspberry Mocktail Recipe
It’s popular in Africa, the Caribbean and throughout many tropical countries. Dried Sorrel leaves can be found in African, Caribbean, or specialty stores under the name Sorrel, Hibiscus, For De Jamaica, Zobo, and bissap. Sorrel has the same taste as cranberry juice in sense that it’s sweet and tangy perfect for a hot summer afternoon; the added raspberry cuts the tartness of the drink.

Sorrel-Raspberry Mocktail Recipe
zobo drink - Sorrel Raspberry Mocktail Recipe


  • 3 quarts of water
  • 1 1/2 cup dried sorrel
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Raspberry Syrup
    • 1 cup fresh raspberry
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • lemon optional

To make the raspberry syrup

  1. In a sauce pan add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup hot water and 1 cup fresh raspberry
  2. Cook the raspberry for about 5 minutes
  3. Remove from stove and strain through a fine sieve
  4. Store in air tight container until ready to use


  1. In a medium size pot, bring water to a boil
  2. Add dried sorrel and 2 cups of sugar to the boiling water
  3. Let it the sorrel boil/steep for 15 minutes
  4. Cover tightly and steep overnight
  5. Strain sorrel drink in fine mesh tea strainer
  6. Add raspberry syrup and rum if you wish
  7. Chill and serve – you can garnish with lime wedge

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  1. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    May 1, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love sorrel and can image the tartness goes very well with that of the raspberries. Fab recipe.
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  2. keitha (The Bajan Texan)

    May 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    sweet! I love Sorrel! Its a staple at Christmas time in Barbados, I will definitely be trying this

  3. LydiaF

    July 7, 2015 at 11:19 am

    This is probably my favorite tea in the Summertime. I don’t add any sugar and it’s just delightful! I carried a couple boxes of my favorite brand overseas to make sure I could have it :)

  4. Rosie

    September 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    oh wow, if this drink was in a fancy restaurant I’d bet it would be very expensive. It is wonderful! I’ve never seen sorrel anywhere, I need to look these places for it and try this while there are still nice raspberries!

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