Day 358 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Sip Some Sorrel: Jamaica’s Traditional Christmas Beverage


Get into the real Jamaican Christmas food tradition with a drink of sorrel. A deep red drink that goes well with any meal, its flavor is enhanced with ginger and other spices. Often served with Christmas cake, the drink is said to have healthful properties The sorrel plant is harvested in late November-early December, so it’s right on time for the holiday. Traditionally, the bud of the plant is steeped with ginger in hot water for several hours. Some people add rum to the sorrel for an extra kick.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

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