Zobo drink 

Zobo drink is a vibrant Nigerian beverage made from dried Hibiscus petals and a mix of spices. This refreshing, tangy drink can be tailored to your liking with pineapple and ginger for an extra zing. Enjoy it chilled, garnished with fruits, and savor the unique taste of homemade Zobo.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 cups
    Dried Hibiscus petals (Zobo leaves)
  • 8 cups
  • 1 cup
    Pineapple peel optional
  • 3-4 cups
    Pineapple juice Adjust to taste
  • 1-2
    Ginger root  blended Adjust to taste
  • 2-3
    Cloves optional
  • 1
    Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp
    Black pepper corn
  • 1-2 cupa
    Orange juice optional
  • Ice cubes


  1. Rinse the dried hibiscus petals thoroughly under running water.

  2. Add the hibiscus petals, ginger, clove, black pepper, pineapple peel, cinnamon and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

  4. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean container to remove the hibiscus petals, pressing to extract all the juice.

  5. Add the pineapple and orange juice to the strained hibiscus juice.

  6.  Chill the Zobo drink in the refrigerator for a few hours or serve over ice cubes.


Personalize your Zobo drink by tweaking the ingredients to match your flavor preferences and enhance it with a burst of freshness by garnishing with fruits like orange slices or pineapple chunks.


Courses: Drinks
Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: How to make Zobo, Pineapple and ginger Zobo, Zobo with cloves and cinnamon
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 15-30 minutes
Number ingredients: 10-15 ingredients, 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Fresh, Sweet, Tangy
Preparation method: Cooking
Type of dish: accompaniments, drinks
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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