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Hibiscus Margarita Recipe: a Floral Tequila Drink

Hibiscus Margarita Recipe: a Floral Tequila Drink
MADE WITH Olmeca Altos Plata Hibiscus Margarita
FLAVOUR Floral
OCCASION A wedding
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
Ingredients
50ml silver tequila
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 large lime
30ml triple sec/orange liqueur
30ml hibiscus syrup
Salt for the rim (optional)
Method

These are the directions to prepare it: Pour everything into a cocktail shaker (or any jar with a lid) with ice and shake well Serve, garnish with a slice of lime or hibiscus flower and enjoy!

A delightful twist on the classic margarita, the Hibiscus Margarita recipe mixes tequila, triple sec, lime juice and hibiscus syrup. The hibiscus syrup adds a gorgeous ruby red color and a floral, lemony, and tart flavor.

The good thing about this recipe is that you don’t need any special equipment. Simply shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or any jar with a lid, and let the fiesta begin!

Plus, you don’t have to worry about the ingredients. After getting a top-quality tequila, good triple sec and fresh lime juice, all you need is some hibiscus syrup, which is equally easy to make. 

The beauty of this floral recipe lies in its simplicity. All you need is four 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?

Ingredients

We all love margarita recipes for their simplicity. Mix everything up and enjoy your yummy creation. It doesn’t get any simpler.

To make this gorgeous hibiscus tequila drink, you will need:

  • 50ml silver tequila
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1 large lime
  • 30ml triple sec/orange liqueur
  • 30ml hibiscus syrup
  • Salt for the rim (optional)

30ml = 1oz

How to Make the Hibiscus Margarita

The best thing about this Margarita recipe is that you don’t need any special equipment. Even if you don’t own a cocktail shaker, you can still use any jar with a lid in your kitchen.

These are the directions to prepare it:

  1. Pour everything into a cocktail shaker (or any jar with a lid) with ice and shake well
  2. Serve, garnish with a slice of lime or hibiscus flower and enjoy!

Alternatively, you can add the hibiscus syrup after shaking the other ingredients so that it sinks to the bottom of the glass, forming a beautiful layer mix.

As you can see, making a tasty hibiscus tequila cocktail is not complicated at all

Hibicus margarita recipe

How to Rim Your Margarita Glass

If you like your Hibiscus Margarita with a beautiful salt rim, then you should:

  1. Get a lime wedge (you can use leftover wedges from the juicing).
  2. Run it around the rim of the glass.
  3. Pour some salt into a small plate/bowl; if you can get your hands on smoked salt, the better. You can also add some powdered chili to elevate the salt’s flavor.
  4. Dip the rim in the salt and twist to coat.
  5. Shake off the excess.

 

Tips for Making Delicious Hibiscus Margaritas

If you follow these simple tips, you will have a delightful cocktail to spend a good time with your friends:

  • Always shake with ice. Don’t just stir.
  • Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Dilute with a splash of sparkling water if the cocktail is too strong.
  • Add some dried hibiscus flowers to the salt to make a beautiful hibiscus salt rim.
  • To release the essential oils, squeeze a twist of the lime peel over the glass top 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. 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:

  1. Bring the three ingredients to boil for about 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. 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.

 

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.

 

Our Own Version of the Hibiscus Margarita Cocktail

The quality of your margarita always boils down to the quality of the tequila you use. So, if you are looking for a premium drink, we have the perfect recipe for you: our Altos Hibiscus Margarita cocktail.

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 renowned for its wide selection of tequila in Europe. Since then, the recipe has won the hearts of many and garnered a massive following across the globe.

The cocktail calls for only three ingredients: 50 ml Altos Plata, 25 ml lime juice, and 20 ml hibiscus syrup, making it effortless for experts and beginners alike to create. 

It’s really easy to get your Altos Hibiscus Margarita ready to drink. Just add the three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Then strain into a rimmed glass and garnish with a caramelized chile or garnishing of choice.

 

A High-Quality Tequila to Make your Hibiscus Margarita

 

The secret behind the cocktail’s juicy and boozy delicate balance lies in the quality of tequila. 

Olmeca Altos 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 our 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 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.