Zobo also known as sorrel is a popular drink in Nigeria. It is derived from the hibiscus plant. Very easy to prepare and absolutely refreshing. As usual, I love to add a twist to my recipes. 🙂 Instead of just making Zobo drink, I decided to do a mix of Zobo and Lemonade, hence the title of this post which is Zobonade.
Zobonade was born out of sheer curiousity of wanting to know what the blend would taste like and I’ll tell you something…it is absolutely delicious. Different from plain Zobo and Lemonade and an excellent combination of both. I will not be using measurements for this recipe as many would have different preferences for how they want their zobonade to taste. Some might want it very sweet and others not so sweet. Some might want it light and others thicker… so just go with the flow.
So, let me show you how to make this tasty drink.
Strain through a sieve into a clean container and allow to cool.
Pour some water into a clean pot and set it over flame. Add enough sugar as you wish, stir and allow the sugar to melt, then turn off the flame and allow to cool.
Roll the lemons over the chop board to release the juice and then cut into halves.
Squeeze the juice through a sieve into the pot containing the water-sugar solution and mix together. Adding lemons to this drink adds vitamins as the lemons are not subjected to heat, thereby retaining their water soluble vitamins.
Now mix one or two cups of zobo to four cups of lemonade. Add more sugar to sweeten to taste if needed. Store away in the refrigerator to cool and serve with ice cubes and slices of lemon.
Here is a handy printable for your use.
- 1. Sorrel plant
- 2. Lemons
- 3. Sugar/Honey/Sweetener
- 4. Water
- 1. Brew sorrel plant in a pot with water over flame. Strain into a container and allow to cool.
- 2. Dissolve sugar in some water in a pot over heat. Allow to cool.
- 3. Cut and squeeze lemons through a sieve into the pot containing the sugar water solution.
- 4. Blend one to two cups of zobo/sorrel juice to four parts of lemonade.
- 5. Chill in the refrigerator.
- * Serve with ice cubes and lemon slices.