This recipe originally appeared here in 2022 but I’ve given it a little refresh as this is one of my favorite cocktails to make and the vivid dark pink color makes it absolutely perfect for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day!
If I had to choose a favorite cocktail or drink order (besides the ever-boring vodka or tequila soda or glass of wine), it would be a margarita. I have a lot of margarita recipes here on The Stripe but this is definitely a new fav, all thanks to this (delicious!!!) hibiscus syrup. This Hibiscus Margarita Recipe is a favorite as it is refreshing and light (and not too sweet – I’m not into overly sweet cocktails!). It’s a fun take on the classic margarita and feels a little bit unexpected. My new favorite thing has been garnishing with just a few dried hibiscus flowers.
Hibiscus Margarita Recipe
This is so easy to make! First, run a lime wedge along the glass and rim your glass with salt. I love Red Clay’s Spicy Margarita salts. The salt rimmed glass adds a special touch.
- Two parts tequila (La Gritona is my absolute favorite reposado tequila – it is the very best, and I love that it is from a female-founded and run distillery). You can also use silver tequila (Casamigos is my favorite).
- One part fresh lime juice
- One part Cointreau or any other orange liqueur. I prefer Cointreu but generic Triple Sec works just fine!
- One part Hibiscus Syrup
- Fresh lime wedge
- Agave nectar
- Spicy margarita salts
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add in your margarita ingredients. Let them sit; for a bit to get nice and cold.
- Grab a plate and pour out some margarita salts.
- Take a glass, rim half of it with agave nectar.
- Roll the agave dipped glass in your margarita salts.
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
- Add a lime wedge.
- Shake your margarita up FAST.
- Strain into your prepared glass.
PS- another way to make this is to fresh hibiscus tea (you can easily make this using dried hibiscus flowers) and simple syrup or agave nectar (I would do two parts hibiscus tea and one half part simple syrup/agave nectar unless you want it to be sweeter). Or you could make the above recipe and then add hibiscus tea as a floater! You could also garnish with dried hibiscus flowers for extra credit.