What made you fall in love with your favorite Margarita cocktail? Was it the smoothness, the delicate flavor blend, or was the artistic layering enough to take your breath away?

We’re switching things up for this Margarita recipe by adding a homemade hibiscus syrup to the mix. Imagine the color pop and the lovely tangy cranberry notes we’ll be infusing in our already delicious Margarita. Stunning!

The hibiscus tequila drink is easy to make. All you need is good tequila, hibiscus syrup (recipe below) and fresh lime juice. Plus, you can enjoy it all year round, so you don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy the gorgeous Altos hibiscus tequila cocktail.

If you’re looking for an easy yet delicious recipe, you’ll find the Altos Hibiscus Margarita recipe created by Nick Strangeway god-sent. It calls for only three simple ingredients: Altos Plata, hibiscus syrup and lime juice. Mix the three, and you will have a delicious and colorful hibiscus tequila to uplift your moods in no time.

Ingredients

Only three ingredients are the base of this colorful tequila mixed drink:

  • 50 ml 2 parts Altos Plata tequila
  • 25 ml 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 20 ml 2 spoons Hibiscus syrup (recipe below)

*30ml=1 oz

Prepare the Best Hibiscus Tequila Cocktail with Altos

It’s really easy to get your Altos Hibiscus Margarita ready to drink. Just follow these two simple steps and you’ll have it!

  1. Shake it up: Add the three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
  2. Strain and serve: Strain into rimmed glass and garnish with a caramelized chile or garnishing of choice.

Tip: Mix some dried hibiscus with the salt to make a rich hibiscus rim.

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How to make hibiscus syrup at home

This DIY simple syrup takes the Margarita to a whole new level by giving it a deeper flavor and stunning royal plum red coloring.

These are the only directions you need to keep in mind:

  1. Add 1 cup water, 1 cup hibiscus and 1 cup of sugar (you can use honey, agave or simple syrup) to a saucepan and let the mix simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Strain and let it cool to room temperature before use.

Hibiscus syrup can last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, so always store the excess for future Margarita making! Not just margaritas though, you can use the syrup to make hibiscus sparkling soda spritzers or agua frescas.

Tip: Feel free to use hibiscus tea if you can’t find the flowers. To make the tea, add about four bags to a cup of boiling water and sweeten just as you would with the flowers.

4 tips for making the best hibiscus Margarita

We want to share with you four easy tips you can use to bring your hibiscus cocktail to the top. Here’s the secret!

  • Always shake with ice.
  • Shake well until the outside feels cold.
  • Dilute with sparkling water if too strong.
  • Add some dried hibiscus to the salt to make a beautiful hibiscus rim.
hibiscus tequila

About the Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus flowers are as versatile as they are pretty. They are food to insects and birds, serve as a natural decoration that adds a colorful ambiance and, of course, make stunning margaritas! They also make a super nutritious herbal tea good for the immune system quite the package!

Finding these dark purple beauties is easy. Visit a Latino grocery store or any natural food store to buy the dried flowers. They come in two forms: cut and sifted or whole dried petals. Both are fantastic, although the former yields more syrup than the dried petals.

Gift idea: Surprise your loved ones with the syrup packaged in an attractive jar, along with a bottle of our award-winning tequila.

What makes the Altos Hibiscus Margarita so unique?

Our Altos Hibiscus tequila cocktail was first made by Nick Strangeway and Cairbry Hill in 1998, the owners of the London bar CHE. Tequila was one of the specialties of their drinks menu at the time. The bar won so much prestige that even Nick was awarded with the International Mixologist of the Year title some years later (Tales of the Cocktail 2008, in New Orleans). 

The secret behind the cocktail’s juicy and boozy delicate balance lies in the quality of tequila. Our Olmeca Altos Plata is a premium 100% agave tequila produced from only the best Blue Weber and is double distilled to bring out agave’s crisp and fresh profile. The result? A vivid and fiery tequila that can handle any mixer you throw at it.

We recommend using Olmeca Altos Plata for this recipe. It really balances nicely with the citrus of the lime and tangy of hibiscus. Remember to use fresh lime juice for the best Hibiscus Margarita. The Olmeca Altos Reposado, a slightly aged brother of Plata, also makes great hibiscus tequila, although it’s best enjoyed neat.

Get a bottle of our award-winning tequila and watch your Margarita game grow.