5 from 5 votes
Perfect Hibiscus Margaritas
Perfect Hibiscus Margaritas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Delicious and refreshing bright red margaritas. Make with dried hibiscus (jamaica) flowers. Use 3 tablespoon tequila or 4 for a stronger drink. The syrup recipe makes 1 1/2 cups syrup, enough for 12 margaritas.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktails, margaritas, tequila, drinks, hibiscus
Servings: 1 margarita
Hibiscus syrup:
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers, flor de jamaica
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 cup honey, organic cane sugar, or agave syrup
For each hibiscus margarita:
  • 2 tablespoons hibiscus syrup
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 100% agave tequila, gold or silver
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • Sliced lime
Make the syrup:
  1. Pour the boiling water over the flowers. Cover and let steep ½ hour or more. Strain this infusion into a saucepan, discarding the flowers. Stir in the honey or sugar and heat just enough to dissolve the sweetener into syrup. Chill.
For each hibiscus margarita:
  1. Fill a margarita glass with ice cubes. Add the syrup, lime jice, tequila and orange liqueur. Stir. Garnish with a slice of lime. Alternatively, make up a batch following the same ratio. Pour a scant ½ cup over ice.
  2. Do you like salt on your rim? Run a wedge of lime around the edge and dip the glass upside down into a plate of coarse salt.

Recipe Notes