To make this drink, pour one part lime juice, two parts Altos Plata, and two parts Hibiscus syrup into a glass. Add two ice cubes and mix everything well in a shaker. Then, add the ingredients without the ice to a margarita glass. For an extra Mexican touch, you can dip the rim of the final glass in lime juice and dip it in salt.
We all know margaritas are delicious. But have you ever tried a hibiscus margarita recipe?
Hibiscus is a beautiful flower that grows in many parts of the world. It is usually red or pink in color, and its petals are used to make tea and other beverages.
The drink you are about to try is called Hibiscus Margarita and can be made with tequila or mezcal. You can also use agave nectar as a sweetener instead of regular sugar if you prefer.
The Hibiscus Margarita is one of the fruity versions of the original margarita. If you’re interested in learning about the history of this well-known cocktail, we’ll explain everything in this article.
The cocktail requires only three ingredients: 50 ml of Altos Plata, 25 ml of lime juice and 20 ml of hibiscus flower syrup, making it effortless for experts and beginners alike to create.
Ingredients to Prepare the Hibiscus Margarita Recipe
To make this cocktail with the hibiscus flower you will only need three ingredients:
- 2 parts of Altos Plata
- 1 part lime juice
- 1 Part Hibiscus syrup
How to Make the Hibiscus Margarita Mix
To make this drink:
- Pour one part lime juice, two parts Altos Plata, and two parts Hibiscus syrup into a glass.
- Add two ice cubes and mix everything well in a shaker.
- Then, add the ingredients without the ice to a margarita glass.
- For an extra Mexican touch, you can dip the rim of the final glass in lime juice and dip it in salt.
Finally, enjoy it!
Tequila Blanco for this Hibiscus Cocktail
If you want to get the most out of your Margarita Hibiscus, you should use white tequila. This tequila is made from the same agave plant as the reposado and añejo, but is distilled differently. Instead of aging in wooden barrels for months or years, blanco tequila is distilled in stainless steel tanks and bottled immediately after distillation. This means it has a cleaner taste than other types of tequila.
It’s also not aged in wood, so it won’t have any of those flavors that often come with aged tequilas. You can find blanco tequilas that are made with 100% agave, but there are also some low-quality ones that use sugar cane instead of agave as well—so make sure you’re buying from a reliable source!
Tips to Make the Best Hibiscus Margarita
If you’ve never tried a hibiscus with tequila drink, you’re in for a treat!
Hibiscus flowers are known for their tangy flavor and beautiful color: they’re great for teas, cocktails and even marinades. A hibiscus margarita is so refreshing and delicious, you’ll want to make it all summer long.
- Always shake with ice. Don’t just stir.
- Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
- If your cocktail is too strong, dilute with a splash of sparkling water.
- Add some dried hibiscus flowers to the salt to make a pretty hibiscus flower salt rim (and release their essential oils).
- To release the essential oils from a twist of lime zest over the top of the glass and place it in the drink!
How to Make the Hibiscus Syrup at Home
We have hibiscus to thank for the gorgeous ruby red color of the hibiscus margaritas recipe. To make the syrup, you will need:
- 75ml of water
- 50g of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers
The steps you need to follow are quite simple and they won’t take you a long time:
- Bring the three ingredients to boil for about 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Strain the syrup and let it cool before using.
You can store the hibiscus syrup in the fridge for up to 2 weeks for easier cocktail making.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel like handling the flowers. You can still enjoy the pretty tequila drink. Bring to boil about four hibiscus tea bags and sweeten to taste with sugar, honey, or any sweetener of choice.
History of the Hibiscus Margarita
The origin of this drink dates back to the late 1990s. The recipe was created by Nick Strangeway and Cairbry Hill for the London bar Che – a popular bar known for its wide selection of tequila in Europe. Since then, the recipe has won the hearts of many and garnered a huge following around the world.
High Quality Tequila for the Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail
We’ve got a secret to share with you: Olmeca Altos is the best tequila for margaritas.
Sure, there are plenty of great options out there—but this premium 100% agave tequila is distilled from only the finest Blue Weber agaves and is distilled twice to bring out its fresh, crisp profile. The result? A lively, fiery tequila that can stand up to any blend you throw at it, and really balances nicely with the citrus of lime and the spiciness of hibiscus blossom.
So if you’re looking for an award-winning tequila that will really elevate your margaritas, look no further than Olmeca Altos. Get a bottle today!