Hibiscus Margaritas

Refreshing, vibrant, and delicious Hibiscus Margaritas made with homemade hibiscus syrup and garnished with a beautiful hibiscus margarita salt.

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hibiscus margaritas with hibiscus salt, a dried hibiscus flower and fresh mint sprig

I just love margaritas and I love finding new flavors that work well with the basic margarita ingredients to create new versions. One flavor that is perfect for tequila is hibiscus. Not only is the flavor of hibiscus flowers delicious, but the color that the dried flowers create is so vibrant.

Since I had the dried hibiscus flowers to make a syrup, I also decided to make a hibiscus salt for the garnish. It worked perfectly and created the perfect final touch to this cocktail.

How to Make Hibiscus Margaritas

  1. Prepare a cocktail glass by dipping the edge in lime juice and then in hibiscus salt or margarita salt to coat the rim. Add fresh ice and set aside.
  2. Add all of the liquids to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 15-20 seconds.
  3. Carefully strain and pour the cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a dried hibiscus flower, fresh mint, or lime wedge and enjoy. Cheers!

How to Get Hibiscus Flavor in a Margarita

Dried hibiscus flowers are edible and most commonly seen in tea. When the flowers are boiled in water, they create a deep red color and can be slightly sour. Hibiscus tea is very common throughout the world and is often used as a medicinal tea. To get the flavor in a margartia, you will make a hibiscus simple syrup.

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How to Make Hibiscus Syrup

Place water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.

Add hibiscus flowers, cloves, and cinnamon stick to the pan and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat.

Allow the mixture to cool and steep for at least 1 hour. once cool, strain the solids from the liquid and discard the solids. Place the liquid in a sealable bottle or jar.

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Hot to Make Hibiscus Margarita Salt

To make hibiscus salt: place 2 tbsp dried hibiscus leaves in a coffee/nut grinder or food processor and pulse a few times to create small pieces. Add the hibiscus to margarita salt and stir to combine. 

WHAT TEQUILA TO USE

I recommend using silver tequila for this drink. Although silver tequila can have a harsher taste, it’s perfect for cocktails because it mixes with the rest of the ingredients to tone down the harshness. I think good gold tequila is usually expensive and is best reserved for sipping. You can find 100% agave silver tequila at a decent price. I used Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila which you can usually find for under $30. But, as with all homemade cocktails, you can use any tequila you like!

Tools Needed To Make Hibiscus Margaritas

Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail Glasses

Margarita Salt

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hibiscus margaritas

Hibiscus Margaritas

Refreshing and delicious Hibiscus Margaritas made with homemade hibiscus syrup and garnished with hibiscus salt.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 283kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce hibiscus syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat or agave syrup
  • hibiscus salt *see notes (or margarita salt)
  • dried hibiscus flower, fresh mint, or lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare a cocktail glass by dipping the edge in lime juice and then in hibiscus salt or margarita salt to coat the rim. Add fresh ice and set aside.
  • Add all of the liquids to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 15-20 seconds.
  • Carefully strain and pour the cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a dried hibiscus flower, fresh mint, or lime wedge and enjoy. Cheers!

Notes

  • To make hibiscus salt: place 2 tbsp dried hibiscus leaves in a coffee/nut grinder or food processor and pulse a few times to create small pieces. Add the hibiscus to salt and stir to combine. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 14.7g | Calcium: 6mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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