People love margaritas for a reason. They are delicious, refreshing with just the right amount of tequila to lift your moods. Margaritas are also easy to make at home, making it all the more reason you should make the effort of trying at least one recipe.
The Altos Hibiscus Margarita is a colorful twist on the classic Margarita. In addition to the Altos tequila goodness, this Hibiscus Margarita recipe switches things up by adding homemade hibiscus syrup to the mix. The result? A gorgeous ruby red cocktail bursting with flavor.
The beauty of this floral Margarita recipe lies in its simplicity. All you need is three ingredients, and the table is set! Plus, you can enjoy it all year round; winter, fall, summer, or spring. Ready to discover the best Hibiscus Margarita recipe?
Three simple ingredients make the perfect match for this easy-to-make refreshing cocktail:
- 50 ml / 2 parts Altos Plata
- 25 ml / 1 part fresh lime juice
- 20 ml / 2 spoons Hibiscus syrup (recipe below)
How to Make the Best Hibiscus Tequila Cocktail with Altos
We can assure you making this cocktail will be as easy as drinking it!
You just need to follow the directions below:
- Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. If you don’t have a shaker, use any container with a lid you might have.
- Shake vigorously to mix and chill.
- Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a caramelized chile.
This simple homemade syrup really elevates the cocktail, adding a deeper flavor and a beautiful color. Like the Hibiscus Margarita, making this goodness at home is easy. Three simple ingredients, and you’re good to go.
- Simmer 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup dried hibiscus in a saucepan on medium heat for a few minutes
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature
3 Tips for Making the Best Hibiscus Margarita
With these three easy tips you will bring your cocktail to a whole new level!
- Shake the cocktail, don’t stir.
- Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels cold. That’s how you know the drink is well-mixed.
- Add dried hibiscus to the rimming salt (more on that below).
The Best Way of Rimming Your Margarita Glasses
A salt rim not only adds to the liveliness of your Margarita —it also adds a flavorful grace note to your cocktail. It balances out the tart of the lime, sweetness of triple sec and warmth of the tequila.
To rim your glass:
- Get yourself a quarter of a lime and cut a notch.
- Run that notch around the rim of the glass.
- Put some salt in a plate/dish and tip the glass over into the salt to coat. Some people like mixing salt with dried hibiscus flowers when making hibiscus margaritas.
- Hold the glass up and enjoy your salted craftsmanship.
Tip: If you don’t like salt in your tequila, hold the glass at an angle, so only the outside of the glass touches the salt.
Things You Should Know About Hibiscus Flowers
The gorgeous color hibiscus margaritas have come from hibiscus flowers. Once steeped in hot water, they release a stunning ruby red color and a fruity, tart taste.
Where to Find This Flower
You can find dried hibiscus flowers either cut and sifted or whole-dried in grocery stores, natural food stores, or online. If you don’t want to bother with the flowers, you can use hibiscus tea instead.
Once you’ve made the syrup, you can store it in the fridge for future use. And not just for margaritas, a shot of hibiscus syrup in sparkling water yields an impressive Hibiscus Sparkling Soda Spritzer. Think Italian sodas.
Other Popular Hibiscus Drinks
Hibiscus margaritas may appear on a cocktail menu titled Jamaicaritas. If you are wondering why, hibiscus flowers are known as flor de Jamaica in Spanish.
Agua de Jamaica, also red agua fresca, is another popular hibiscus-based refreshment in Mexico. To make the beverage, simply dilute hibiscus syrup with water. Start with 1 cup water to 1/3 cup hibiscus syrup, and gradually add more syrup to taste.
The Best Hibiscus Tequila
This hibiscus tequila masterpiece was created in 1998 for the London bar CHE, opened by Nick Strangeway and Cairbry Hill. At the time, this bar had Europe’s largest selection of tequila. In 2008, Nick was awarded with the prestigious title of International Mixologist of the Year at Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans.
What tequila you decide to use will determine the quality of the cocktail you will end up with. Olmeca Altos is a tequila from Mexico made with 100% blue agave grown in the Jalisco highlands.
Given that each agave is slow cooked in brick ovens, our tequila’s flavor richness is second to none. Get a bottle (or several) of our award-winning Altos Blanco and try the Altos Hibiscus tequila cocktail today.