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hibiscus margarita in a cocktail glass with fresh lime
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Strawberry Hibiscus Margarita

The sweet floral flavor of this strawberry hibiscus margarita is made by shaking up hibiscus simple syrup with fresh lime juice, tequila and triple sec.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: hibiscus, margarita, tequila
Servings: 1 margarita
Calories: 377kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker or jar with lid
  • Muddler or spoon
  • Cocktail or Margarita glasses

Ingredients

Hibiscus Simple Syrup (makes 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup dried hibiscus tea leaves

Single Margarita

  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) hibiscus simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) silver tequila
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 2 whole fresh strawberries
  • Club soda or ginger beer to top
  • Garnish: fresh mint, thyme, sliced strawberries, lime wedge, orange wheel or whole flowers

Margarita Pitcher (6 margaritas)

  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) hibiscus simple syrup
  • 9 ounces (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) silver tequila
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) triple sec
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 12 whole fresh strawberries
  • Club soda or ginger beer to top
  • Garnish: fresh mint, thyme, sliced strawberries, lime wedge, orange wheel or whole flowers

Instructions

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

  • Add the water and sugar or agave to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the dried hibiscus and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain it and discard the the hibiscus. Allow it to cool slightly before using or cover and store the hibiscus simple syrup in the fridge for up to 4 days, until you’re ready to serve.

Single Hibiscus Margarita

  • Run a wedge of lime around the outside of the glass and dip the rim into margarita salt or sea salt. We used pink himalayan salt to add to the pink cocktail. Set the glass aside.
  • Pour the hibiscus simple syrup, tequila, triple sec, strawberries, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Use a tamper or spoon to muddle all of the ingredients together, until the strawberries are broken down.
  • Add a handful of ice then close the lid and shake well for 1-2 minutes until everything is cold and completely combined.
  • Fill the prepared glasses with ice and strain the margarita into the cup. Top them off with club soda or ginger beer, then garnish them with fresh mint, thyme, strawberries, lime wedges, a lime wheel or orange wheels or a whole flower to make them fancy.

Hibiscus Margarita Pitcher (6 margaritas)

  • Pour the hibiscus simple syrup, tequila, triple sec, strawberries, and lime juice into a large pitcher or large glass measuring cup. Use a tamper to muddle all of the ingredients together, until the strawberries are broken down.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the strawberry seeds and pulp then pour the margaritas back into a pitcher filled with a few cups of ice. Stir well to incorporate everything and chill the margaritas.
  • Run a wedge of lime around the outside of the glasses and dip the rims into margarita salt or sea salt. We used pink himalayan salt to add to the pink cocktail.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and pour the margaritas into each glass. Top them off with club soda or ginger beer, then garnish them with fresh mint, thyme, strawberries, lime wedges or a whole flower to make them fancy.

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Notes

Make ahead: make the simple syrup up to a week in advance and store it in the fridge or mix the margaritas (without the strawberries) and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Shake and muddle the strawberries when you're ready to serve.
Where to buy hibiscus: we purchased hibiscus flowers on amazon, but we also found hibiscus tea bags at our local grocery store.
Tea bags: use 6 tea bags instead of the loose leaf tea.

Nutrition

Serving: 1margarita | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8.2mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 3.6IU | Vitamin C: 187mg