Hibiscus Margarita Recipe

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This hibiscus margarita recipe is a lovely twist on the classic margarita cocktail and boy does it pop! With its rich color and lovely tangy taste, this cocktail will be a hit at parties. Plus it’s pretty darn simple to make, with only 4 ingredients!

Also check out more pink cocktails, our best margarita recipes and more tequila cocktails!

hibiscus margarita

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 to the mix!

Hibiscus Margaritas are fairly close to traditional margaritas. However, the hibiscus gives the drink a nice lemony tart, cranberry-like flavor and makes the color pop.

We also make a really delicious hibiscus gin sour you have to try!

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How To Make This Hibiscus Margarita Recipe



  • Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice for at least 20 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

This DIY Simple syrup really elevates the cocktail and gives it a deeper flavor and beautiful coloring.

The best part is that it’s just 3 ingredients simmering for a few minutes and you have a delicious flavored syrup perfect for cocktails!


  • Simmer 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers in a saucepan on medium heat. Next, let the sugar dissolve while stirring, allowing the flavors to combine. Let it cool to room temperature.

Check out our full guide to making simple syrup!

Furthermore, you can buy dried hibiscus flowers here.

hibiscus simple syrup

Best Tequila for Margaritas

Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can purchase these at any beverage store and at most grocery stores. Similarly, they’re all affordable and of good quality.

Casamigos Blanco Tequila – Crisp with hints of vanilla. It’s a very good tequila to sip too.

Cazodores Tequila Reposado

Espolòn Reposada Tequila Blanco or Gold

Hornitos Reposado Tequila 

El Destilador Silver Tequila – Very affordable

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What Does Hibiscus Taste Like?

Hibiscus is a herbal heavyweight. In addition, when the dried petals are steeped in hot (or cold) water, they release a tart, almost-cranberry-like flavor and a deep red-violet color that looks more like a cabernet than chamomile.

Top Tips For An Hibiscus Margarita

  • Make sure you shake the cocktail, don’t stir.
  • Shake the cocktail and ice until the shaker is ice cold, that’s when you know the drink is well mixed.
  • Add dried, crushed hibiscus flowers to the rimming salt.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

If you want this drink to be super pink, make pink ice cubes too!

More Margarita Recipes

Fruity Frozen Margaritas 

Blackberry Margarita Punch 

Yellow Grapefruit 

Honeydew Margarita

Salt Air Margarita 

A Charming Way to Serve A Mini Margarita 

When to Serve a Hibiscus Margaita

This cocktail is perfect for many occasions and the color makes it great for themed parties too. Here’s are some ideas when to serve a hibiscus margarita:

Birthday Party

Summer Pool Party

Carnival Party

Outdoor Movie Night

Tropical Party

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Hibiscus Margarita Recipe

You will love this pretty pink cocktail!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Eden


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

Hibiscus simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers


Hibiscus Margarita Recipe

  • Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice for at least 20 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

  • Simmer in a sauce pan on medium until the sugar has dissolved and the flavors have combined. Let it cool to room temperature.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 46mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Iron: 1mg
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