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Hibiscus Margarita Recipe – A Refreshing Summer Cocktail

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This Hibiscus Margarita recipe is a bright, fresh, & flavorful drink to jazz up your next summer party!  This easy cocktail is made with tequila, lime juice, and a simple syrup made with with dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and lime. 

This margarita with hibiscus has a deep ruby color from the dried hibiscus flowers. The dark sweet syrup has a gorgeous vibrant red hue, making it a beautiful and natural way to class up a traditional margarita.

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We absolutely love hibiscus on this homestead. While traditional in Jamaican & Mexican cuisine, hibiscus is used in many recipes and drinks, including agua de Jamaica also knows as hibiscus iced tea. My husband drinks a few cups of warm hibiscus tea each day as it is a great way to naturally lower blood pressure. I decided to have a little fun with our stash of dried hibiscus flowers and make a cocktail with hibiscus syrup.

The simple syrup is unbelievable easy to make – just boil a few ingredients, let them steep, and strain.  The result is a gorgeous deep purple syrup you can add to sweeten your margarita. Pour your favorite tequila on the rocks,  add a shot of syrup, add the lime, and enjoy!

This Hibiscus Margarita Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Tart
  • A Great Way to Jazz Up Your Cocktail
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

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What’s The Best Hibiscus To Buy?

OK, we’ve tried out many different brands – and our favorite hibiscus is from a woman-owned Canadian company Tea by G!  Her hibiscus tea has big full flowers, and no debris.  We originally tried a few of the top brands on Amazon and they had sticks, stones, insects, and bird droppings (no joke)!  We’ve been super happy since we upgraded to Tea By G’s organic hibiscus, and they ship to Canada & the US.  Very happy customers over here – couldn’t recommend their tea blends more.

What’s In Hibiscus Simple Syrup?

  • Hibiscus Flower Tea – again, Tea By G is our go-to brand for hibiscus flowers!  Much better quality than the brands we initially bought on Amazon… and look at that gorgeous color!
  • Tequila – I like good reposado tequila
  • Water – whatever you would normally drink: filtered, bottled, tap, reverse osmosis, etc.
  • Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, I recommend organic sugar for cooking and baking.
  • Limes: Highly recommend fresh lime for this recipe! If you don’t have fresh limes, this bottled lime juice is actually a fantastic substitute. I always keep some in the pantry – it’s great for sauces, dips, or even for cocktails.

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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How Do I Make A Margarita with Hibiscus Flowers?

Make the Hibiscus Simple Syrup

  1.  Make The Simple Syrup: In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, hibiscus leaves, and lime juice (I added the whole lime half, peel and all).  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring with a metal spoon (the syrup may stain a wooden one, so use caution). Remove the mix from the heat, and allow to steep for about an hour.
  2. Strain out the tea leaves and lime, and pour the strained liquid into an airtight jar. Refrigerate, and use within 2 weeks.

Mix Your Margarita

  1. In a margarita or rocks glass, add ice. Pour tequila over the ice. Add the hibiscus simple syrup, and squeeze in the lime juice.
  2. Shake, stir, and enjoy!

 

Fancy Hibiscus Cocktail Recipes For Your Next Dinner Party

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, BBQ, or luau, this hibiscus margarita is a fun & easy cocktail addition to take your mixology game up a notch!  I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Entertaining Recipes, that we regularly serve to our friends and family. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for dinner parties for that next-level gift they will love!  Impress your guests, or your host, with a homemade simple-syrup that is worthy of the ‘Gram!

More Fancy Summer Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love!

Blueberry Lemonade Gin Fizz (Perfect Summer Cocktail)

Citrus Sangria with White Wine, Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

Warm Spiked Apple Cider (BEST Holiday Cocktail Recipe)

Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail, The Perfect Summer Drink

Fresh Mango Margarita (Refreshing Summer Cocktail)

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Get the Same Ingredients For This Hibiscus Margarita

Tea By G is our go-to brand for hibiscus flowers & tea blends – super high quality and SO good! 

 

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free hibiscus margarita cocktail recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Hibiscus Margarita

The Herbeevore
This Hibiscus Margarita recipe is a bright, fresh, & flavorful drink to jazz up your next summer party!  This easy cocktail is made with tequila, lime juice, and a simple syrup made with with dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and lime.  This margarita with hibiscus has a deep ruby color from the dried hibiscus flowers. The dark sweet syrup has a gorgeous vibrant red hue, making it a beautiful and natural way to class up a traditional margarita.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Steep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Jamaican, Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Hibiscus Simple Syrup (makes 10 servings)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cups hibiscus leaves
  • 1 lime juiced

For the Margarita (makes 2 servings)

  • 4 ounces tequila I used reposado
  • 2 ounces hibiscus simple syrup recipe above
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions
 

Make the Hibiscus Simple Syrup

  • Make The Simple Syrup: In a saucepan, add the water, sugar, hibiscus leaves, and lime juice (I added the whole lime half, peel and all).  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring with a metal spoon (the syrup may stain a wooden one, so use caution). Remove the mix from the heat, and allow to steep for about an hour.
  • Strain out the tea leaves and lime, and pour the strained liquid into an airtight jar. Refrigerate, and use within 2 weeks.

Mix Your Margarita

  • In a margarita or rocks glass, add ice. Pour tequila over the ice. Add the hibiscus simple syrup, and squeeze in the lime juice.
  • Shake, stir, and enjoy!

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Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword agua de jamaica cocktail, agua de jamaica margarita, hibiscus cocktail, hibiscus margarita, margarita with hibiscus
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