Hibiscus Margarita

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Easy to make, this Hibiscus Margarita is made from Hibiscus simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and tequila. Perfectly sweet, tart, and a beautiful dark pink color, this cocktail is the perfect pairing with your favorite Mexican or Tex Mex meal.


About this Hibiscus Margarita (Margarita de Jamaica)

  • Color: thanks to using real hibiscus to create the syrup these drinks have a deep, gorgeous pink coloring that is completely natural.
  • Flavor: combining tart and floral hibiscus with tangy lime juice and sugar to balance it all gives you a complex but refreshing drink.
  • Ease: after preparing the hibiscus simple syrup (which keeps in the refrigerator for up to a month!) these margaritas come together with a simple measure and shake. Making them a great drink option for parties or gatherings.

Ingredients Needed

  • Hibiscus: these are dried flower petals, they can be found at Mexican markets, tea shops, or online.
  • Triple Sec: an orange flavored liqueur.
  • Tequila: use a blanco or resposado.
  • Lime: fresh lime juice is always best for drinks, artificial contains other ingredients and sweetness.

How to Make

  1. Prepare the Hibiscus Syrup. Bring water to a simmer with sugar until it dissolves, then add the dried hibiscus to steep.
  2. Mix the sugar with lime zest to make a sweet, and tangy treat for the rim of the glass.
  3. Add ice to a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, orange liqueur, and hibiscus syrup. Shake to combine.
  4. Rub a lime along the edge of the glass, dip into the lime zest sugar, add ice to the glass and then fill with the mixed margarita. Serve and enjoy immediately!

Expert Tips

  • Prepare the Hibiscus Simple Syrup ahead of time. This can be stored in a sealed container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  • Be aware that hibiscus can and will stain. When preparing the syrup and using it in your kitchen be careful of your counter if they are porous. Pour and strain in the sink to avoid staining the counter. And use a stainless steel spoon to stir since wood will stain.
  • Use fresh lime juice when making margaritas.


What kind of hibiscus is used in drinks?

Drinks are typically made with dried hibiscus flower petals. They are steeped in water to create a hibiscus tea, or a refreshing Mexican drink called Agua de Jamaica.

What does hibiscus taste like?

Hibiscus has a flavor that is tart, similar to cranberries.


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