Spices of the West Indies burn bright in Brooklyn. Follow our tour and taste for yourself.
After a cancer scare, Jackie Summers quit his job in publishing and devoted his time to making and bottling sorel liqueur, a pink-hued drink he’d grown up on in Brooklyn. Sorel, which takes its name from the sorrel plant, is made by generations of Caribbean immigrants like Jack’s grandparents. But until Jack began bottling the stuff, folks outside the West Indian community had little access to the drink.
For 43 straight years, this annual carnivale has imbued Eastern Parkway with the scents of eats from the islands.