The zobo drink is also known as Roselle drink and called Sorrel drink in the Carribean. It is loaded with many health benefits and can be mistaken for red wine at sight.
Zobo has a sour taste so it can clash with sugars. Hence the need for natural ingredients when preparing the drink. You may add artificial flavours and sweeteners such as Nutri-C and sugar if you wish.
Ingredients For Making Zobo Drink
• 2 cups of dry Zobo leaves
• 1 glove of garlic
• 1 big piece of ginger
• 1 big very ripe pineapple
• Enough water
Feel free to add any sliced citrus fruits of your choice: orange, lemon, lime.
Directions For Making Zobo Drink
• Wash the dry zobo leaves repeatedly in cold water. Zobo leaves are usually very dusty, so make sure you wash off all the dust.
• Wash, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices. Peel and cut the ginger and garlic into tiny pieces.
• Put the washed zobo leaves into a deep pot. Add the pineapples and pour enough water to cover the contents of the pot.
• Start cooking at medium to high heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add the ginger and the garlic, add more water and keep boiling for at least 30 minutes.
• This is the time it will take for the zobo leaves to be completely soft and the pineapples tender. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool down completely.
• When cool, pour the juice through a sieve to take out large particles then pour it through a chiffon cloth to remove the tiniest particles from the zobo drink.
• Add any artificial flavours of your choice at this time and stir to mix. Pour into bottles and refrigerate. Serve Zobo Drink with ice and sliced fruits or any Nigerian snack. Enjoy!