It is also known as Roselle drink and called Sorrel drink in the Carribean. Zobo Drink can be mistaken for red wine at sight.
It has a sour taste, so natural sweeteners like honey or pineapple is usually used to alter the taste. Artificial flavours and sweeteners such as Nutri-C and sugar can also be added to Zobo Drink.
Below is a well detailed and easy Zobo Drink Recipe.
Ingredients For Nigerian Zobo Drink:
• 2 cups dry Zobo leaves
• 1 glove garlic (optional)
• 1 big piece ginger
• 1 big ripe pineapple
• Enough water
To garnish: Feel free to add any sliced citrus fruits of your choice to the Zobo Drink. Be it orange, lemon, lime or any other you prefer.
Directions For Nigerian Zobo Drink:
• Wash the dry Zobo leaves repeatedly in cold water. They are usually very dusty, so make sure to wash until clean.
• Wash, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices. Peel and cut the ginger and garlic into tiny pieces. Now, put the washed leaves and pineapples into a deep pot and pour enough water to cover the contents of the pot.
• Start cooking on medium heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Then add the ginger, garlic and more water then continue boiling for atleast 30 minutes.
• When the Zobo leaves are completely soft and the pineapples are tender, turn off the heat and set aside to cool down completely.
• When its cool, sieve the juice to remove the large particles then pour through a chiffon cloth to remove the tiniest particles from the Zobo Drink.
• Now, add any artificial flavours of your choice to the Zobo Drink and stir to mix. Then pour into bottles, containers or jug and refrigerate.
• Zobo Drink can be served with sliced fruits or ice blocks, it can also be eaten with Meat Pie, Egg Rolls, or Nigerian Fish Pie. Enjoy!
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