How to make traditional Zobo Drink in Nigeria

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Published on January 2, 2019 by

The traditional zobo drink is a drink made from processed hibiscus flower. Its preparation is quite a lot of process but the zobo drink is so easy to make if you have all the ingredients ready. On this episode, our presenter heads out to meet with a woman known as Mama Bright, who makes this awesome zobo juice.

To make the best and traditional Zobo drink in Nigeria, first put the water on to boil, blend ginger, add the spices, such as konofouru and uziza leaf, to the boiled water. The zobo leaves must then be washed and pressed, and also added to the boiling water. Leave to boil for 30 minutes. And don’t forget you can reuse Zobo leaves three times. Other people include ingredients such as zobo leaves, orange and lemon, Konafuru, dried chili flakes, cinnamon, and honey.

At the mention of Zobo drink, if you do not find it appealing or recognizable, it totally means the following:

* You are not a Nigerian. lol
* You did not rock the parties when you were younger.
* Or you do not like enjoyment at all. lol

Zobo drink is a favourite by almost everyone who have had a taste of it. The name Zobo originates from the Hausa language of Nigeria for the edible “Hibiscus flower” plant with the botanical name, Hibiscus Sabdariffa. The Zobo connotes what the drink made from this flower is called.

Do you know how to make Zobo drink in Nigeria? What ingredients do you use?

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12 comments

  • EmpressSTXVI 2 months ago

    It’s Hibiscus Sabadariffa, known as Sorrel in the Caribbean islands & traditionally made at Christmas time some add alcohol to it as well. We drink it whenever in the Virgin Islands. We don’t add any flavoring to it though. We also make a tea version in my household and add flavorless seltzer soda for a added refresher. Tfs

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    • uhaul unknown 1 month ago

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    • kola joshua 1 month ago

      Roselle flowers

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  • Aisha Busari 2 months ago

    We call it Sobolo in Ghana๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  • inquisitive871 2 months ago

    We, West Indians, drink this around Christmas time. We refer to it as Sorrel. There are various ways you can blend it. It depends on how one was taught. My mother adds ginger to her’s as well. Thanks to YouTube. I would not have known that this is a staple across the diaspora and West Africa.

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  • Kiddo Beatz 1 month ago

    In Sudan We Call It Karkaday

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  • Chibuike Ulasi 1 month ago

    Looks good.

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  • uhaul unknown 1 month ago

    So basically zobo juice is sorrel juice

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  • Shaku Demvihin 1 month ago

    jedijedi drink

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  • kola joshua 1 month ago

    Sorrel flower can also make zobo drink

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  • Bernice Sipes 1 month ago

    Send me some I’m in the State

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  • Janet Njie 1 month ago

    Wonja in Gambia

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