Hibiscus margaritas are not only gorgeous, but they are also flavorful and rich in nutrients. The recipe uses just four ingredients, making preparation a walk in the park, even for beginner cocktail makers.
Hibiscus margaritas are made with the same ingredients as the classic margaritas. Combine tequila with hibiscus syrup, fresh lime juice and a dash of orange liqueur to make this yummy thirst quencher.
We know making this hibiscus cocktail can seem difficult at the beginning. However, it’s just a combination of 5 ingredients that will steal your heart once they’re all mixed!
This is the tasty recipe:
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce Hibiscus syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave nectar
Steps to prepare the Hibiscus Margarita Recipe
Once you have all the ingredients in your hands, it’s time to make some magic:
- Pour all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for up to 20 seconds.
- Strain into a salted rim glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a lime wedge or hibiscus flower, and enjoy!
Tip: Dilute with a splash of sparkling water if too strong.
Do you like salt on your rim? To rim your glass:
- Moisten the edge of your glass by running a lemon wedge along the rim.
- Gently dip the outer edge in the salt to coat. You can make a custom hibiscus salt rim by adding crushed Hibiscus to the salt.
- Shake off any excess.
When following all the steps above, ensure you keep in mind these 3 simple tips to make the tastiest hibiscus margaritas:
- Shake your cocktail. Don’t just stir.
- Shake until the shaker gets ice cold.
- Garnish with a slice of lime.
There’s nothing like a fun afternoon and some high quality margaritas. Now you can learn to make a simple but classy drink with our premium tequila recipe: the Altos Hibiscus Margarita. Give it a try and you won’t regret it!
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
Making hibiscus syrup isn’t as hard as it sounds. All you need is three ingredients, and you’re set!
To make a delicious flavored hibiscus syrup perfect for cocktails:
- Bring to boil 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers in a saucepan. Reduce the heat as soon as the mixture boils and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add sweetener to taste and stir to dissolve
- Strain the mix into a jar or small bottle and let it cool to room temperature
Now that we have our vivid plum-red simple syrup on hand, the hibiscus margaritas come together super-fast! You can refrigerate this homemade sweetener for up to 2 weeks to get it ready to make margaritas when you want.
If you don’t feel like going through all this process to enjoy a Margarita, there is an easier route. Bring to boil four hibiscus tea bags to a cup of boiling water and sweeten to taste with honey or sugar.
About The Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscuses are renowned for their large, vibrant flowers. They are big, trumpet-shaped with five or more petals and come in several colors: white, pink, orange, peach, yellow, or purple. As you can imagine, these flowers are gorgeous —even the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds can’t seem to resist.
What’s so special about the flower?
Aside from being effortless seductive, the hibiscus flower is rich in vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants. From lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to preventing colds during winter months and helping with anxiety, hibiscus has a long history of medicinal use. There is even tea for the flower!
Hibiscus tea is known by many names around the world and can be served both hot and cold. The beverage is famous for its seductive ruby red color, tart flavor and rich notes-all you need in a good tequila cocktail.
To make hibiscus tea, you will need dried Hibiscus (Jamaica) flowers which come in a deep dark purple color. You can find these in Latino grocery stores or natural food stores, or online.
The flowers come either cut and sifted or whole-dried. Either is fine though the cut and sifted hibiscus yields more. Ensure you get the freshest flowers for the best-tasting hibiscus tea. Fresh flowers are pliable. Keep away from the hard and brittle ones.
What does Hibiscus taste like?
Hibiscus has a quite sour taste reminiscent of cranberries or pomegranates. Because it’s not a sweet floral flavor, the flower works well in cocktails and savory dishes. The subtle tart profile especially comes in handy in balancing cocktails that may be overly juicy, fruity or floral.
Our Version of the Hibiscus Margarita Recipe
As with most margarita recipes, there is much room for creativity. You can choose to add strawberries to the mix to create a fun, fruity and fresh strawberry hibiscus margarita that tastes like summer. Or, if you like your drinks on the spicier side, consider adding chile piquin powder or tajin to make yourself a spicy hibiscus margarita.
If you’re yet to try our Altos Hibiscus Margarita cocktail (LINK), then you’re seriously missing out. The easy recipe calls for Altos Plata —a top-quality tequila made with 100% agave, fresh lime juice and hibiscus syrup. Thanks to its smooth herbal profile, Olmeca Altos Plata creates a rich and balanced Margarita you will be sure to fall in love with.
Premium quality 100% agave tequila for Hibiscus Margaritas
If you’ve been looking for the best tequila to make your hibiscus margaritas, look no further than the Olmeca Altos Plata. It is made from 100% Blue Agave grown on the rich volcanic soils of Los Altos highlands of Mexico. The agave is slow-cooked in brick ovens to ensure a smooth tequila rich in flavor.
Altos Plata is a favorite tequila for most bartenders. It is high-quality, easily available and pretty affordable!