For this episode of Mmhmm I decided to have a celebration of sorrel in the kitchen with the star ingredient of course being sorrel. While some people might debate over which dish truly represents a Trini Christmas, there is little to no debate on what beverage is synonymous with the festive season. Sorrel is the quintessential beverage where a Trinbagonian Christmas experience is concerned. However I wanted to push the envelope a bit and try something new. I made sorrel jam and sorrel chutney in the past but this was the first time doing a Coconut Sorrel Chai Latte. Given that Sorrel juice actually begins as Sorrel tea, I thought it would be fitting to create something along those lines to show the versatility of the ingredient.
I purchased two varieties of sorrel to experiment with, the bright red ones which I think most people are very familiar with and the dark ones that look almost black that give you a richer, deeper and more flavorful sorrel beverage. Check out the recipe video to see the step by step process for each item and the final taste comparison: A Celebration Of Sorrel