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.
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It’s no easy feat to be a show-stopper on a crowded liquor store shelf, be it boutique or big box. But then again, there really isn’t anything else like Jack from Brooklyn’s Sorel liqueur.
Jackie Summers is taking his ancestral liqueur to the mainstream American market.