Sorrel-Lime Cooler

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day: This sparkling, restorative cooler is just what we crave after the heavy foods of winter. Its allure and backbone come from sorrel, an herb renowned for its fresh, lemony sourness.

Sorrel-Lime Cooler


    • 1/4 cup agave nectar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3/4 cup thinly sliced sorrel leaves
    • 4 limes, quartered, plus 4 thin rounds, for garnish
    • 40 ounces seltzer, chilled


    1. Combine agave nectar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring. Let syrup cool completely, then transfer to a blender and puree with sorrel until smooth. Pour syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl and discard solids.
    2. Squeeze lime quarters into a large pitcher. Add quarters to pitcher and gently smash with the back of a wooden spoon to release the oils in the rind. Add sorrel syrup and seltzer. Serve over ice, garnished with lime rounds.


    1. Alternatives: Sorrel has such a distinctive flavor that there’s really no substitute. But you could add extra dimension by using an herb with a hint of anise — basil, say, or tarragon.
    2. A splash of gin would be pretty great, too.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Total Time:  35 minutes

Yields: 4 Mug with Attitude servings


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