Zobo drink is a Nigerian traditional healthy drink made from hibiscus flowers – dried roselle / sorrel leaves (hibiscus sabdariffa). Studies have shown that the properties in zodo drink have great health benefits; they serve as anti-inflammatory as well as protecting the body from oxidative damages. Given its numerous health benefits, people from all over the world enjoy this drink – the Nigerian zobo drink is the distant twin of the traditional Caribbean sorrel drink. Learn how to make this drink and stay healthy with our simple zobo drink step-by-step recipe.
for 10 glasses
- 1 ½ cups of dry zobo leaves
- 10 cups of water
- 1 garlic glove, crushed
- Fresh ginger root, mashed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 orange peel
- 2 tablespoons honey, or sweetener of choice
- Thoroughly wash zobo leaves repeatedly to get rid of dusts and whatnot. Drain and set aside. Crush garlic and ginger, set aside.
- In a large cooking pot, add in the washed zobo leaves, ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick and orange peel.
- Add 11 cups of water and bring to boil on a medium heat for about 40 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to steep until cool.
- Strain juice through a fine strainer to remove all the pieces.
- Place in the refrigerator and chill until ready to serve, or overnight.
- Serve over ice, with sliced citrus of choice.
Note: If you like your zobo drink stronger, be sure to add more zobo leaves.
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