Aside from the beloved go-to Moscow Mule, you really can never go wrong with a classic margarita! And boy do we drink a good amount of margaritas here in Cali! For this Hibiscus Margarita recipe, we’re switching things up by adding a homemade hibiscus simple syrup into the mix! Hibiscus Margaritas are fairly close to traditional margaritas, but the hibiscus gives the drink a nice lemony tart, cranberry-like flavor and makes the color pop! Cheers to pretty pink cocktails!
Hibiscus Margarita Recipe
2 ounces of your favorite tequila
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
margarita salt for the rim
Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice for at least 2o seconds. Strain into a salted rimmed glass, over a large ice cube. Garnish with a lime slice. We added some crushed hibiscus flowers to the salt for the rim.
Hibiscus simple syrup
1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers.
Simmer in a sauce pan on medium until the sugar has dissolved and the flavors have combined. Let it cool to room temperature.