SOBOLO (JAMAICA DRINK)
Or Jamaica is a tropical drink made out of dried Hibiscus flowers.
- 2 Cups Dried hibiscus/Jamaica
- 2 Lemons
- 10 Cups Water
- 1-2 Cups Sugar Depends on how sweet you want it
- 1/2 Pound Ginger
Slightly Rinse the dried Hibiscus
Boil the hibiscus dried leaves, lemon, water, and ginger in a pan for about 15 minutes
Let it cool off for about 3-4 hours
Strain the mixture into a pitcher, add sugar and 5 more cups of water and refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight
Sobolo (Hibiscus Iced Tea), Jamaica, Bissap is a highly popular beverage in Ghana and other West African countries, slightly different from the Hibiscus tea/drink drunk in different parts of the world. It has been around for a while but it really got popular in Ghana between 2004 and 2006. Now you can find it in almost any restaurant in Ghana or Nigeria.
You can switch things up by serving your guests with Sobolo they'll be so grateful! It also has a lot of health benefits: Lowers blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol; its also rich in anti-oxidants.