As the seasons shift, there's nothing quite like a comforting, warm beverage to infuse a sense of coziness into your days.
Today, we're thrilled to introduce a recipe that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also brings a wealth of health benefits – our very own Sorrel Cider. This exquisite blend marries the exotic allure of hibiscus flowers sourced sustainably and ethically from the Highlands of Cameroon with the sweet undertones of apple juice, the comforting warmth of cinnamon, the aromatic touch of cloves, the zesty essence of dried lemon peels, and a subtle hint of ground Cameroon ginger. Embark on a journey of flavor and well-being with every invigorating sip!
Before we get into the recipe, let's talk about some of the benefits of this delightful concoction.
Health Benefits of Sorrel Cider:
Antioxidant Powerhouse: Hibiscus flowers, cloves, and ginger contribute antioxidants, combating oxidative stress and promoting overall well-being.
Heart Health: The combination of hibiscus, cinnamon, and ginger may aid in lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels, supporting cardiovascular health.
Immune Boost: Packed with vitamin C from hibiscus, nutrients from apple juice, and the immune-boosting properties of ginger, Sorrel Cider gives your immune system the extra kick it needs during the colder months.
Digestive Harmony: Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, known for their digestive properties, lend a soothing touch to this beverage, making it a perfect post-meal treat.
Now, for the good stuff!
What you'll need:
- 1/3 cup dried hibiscus flowers (sustainably sourced from the Highlands of Cameroon)
- 4 cups unsweetened apple juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 2 tablespoons dried lemon peels
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Cameroon ginger
- mesh strainer
- In a saucepan, combine hibiscus flowers and apple juice.
- Simmer over medium heat, then reduce to low and steep for 15-20 minutes.
- Add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, dried lemon peels, and ground Cameroon ginger in the last 5 minutes, allowing the spices to infuse their magic.
Strain and Serve:
- Remove hibiscus flowers, cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon peels, and ginger.
- Pour the enriched Sorrel Cider into your favorite mug, ready to be embraced by the warmth and goodness.
- Elevate your experience by adding a cinnamon stick or a slice of lemon to your cup.
Embrace the Journey of Flavor, Wellness, and Sustainability:
As you take that first sip of Sorrel Cider, let the flavors dance on your palate, and the health benefits unfold within. Whether you're seeking a moment of relaxation or a boost of vitality, this beverage is crafted to be your companion through the changing seasons.
We invite you to explore the full recipe and share the joy with friends and family. Here's to good health, warmth, and the simple pleasure of a well-crafted beverage.