The sweetness of tequila and the tartness of dried hibiscus flowers pair up for these delicious, 4 ingredient hibiscus margaritas.
Hibiscus can be used to craft so many delicious drinks besides teas. Bright pink cocktails and mocktails both benefit from the bright and unique flavor of hibiscus simple syrup.
There are SO MANY margarita variations, but that’s exactly what makes margaritas such a fun cocktail to mix up. Whether it’s by infusing the tequila or changing up the simple syrup, you can put your own spin on the classic margarita and find your own signature cocktail.
Hibiscus is naturally tart, a trait that carries through even in the infused simple syrup. It’s a delicious match with tequila, which tends to be naturally sweet. If you enjoy your margaritas with extra lime, you’ll love what hibiscus simple syrup does to this classic cocktail.
- Silver Tequila
- Hibiscus simple syrup
- A lime
- Triple sec or orange liqueur
- Salt (optional, for the rim)
How to Make a Hibiscus Margarita
Pour the salt into a shallow dish. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your glass and dip the rim gently into the salt. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
Combine tequila, syrup, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and strain into your prepared glass.
Making Hibiscus Syrup
Get the recipe for my quick and easy Hibiscus Simple Syrup.
FAQs and Tips for Hibiscus Margaritas
Hibiscus has a bright citrus flavor that pairs well with the fresh lime in a margarita.
Citrus flavors - like orange, lime, and lemon - are all delicious with hibiscus. Blueberry and strawberry flavors are also tasty mixed with hibiscus. Add in any of these fruits as garnish or mix them into your hibiscus margarita for a fun twist.
Using anything besides tequila makes it not a margarita, but if you’re looking to change out the tequila in this cocktail recipe try using vodka or gin.
Any orange liqueur will be delicious in these margaritas. Swap out the triple sec for Cointreau or Grand Marnier if that’s what you have on hand.
Yes! If you want to cut down on the alcohol or use a slightly less caloric option, you can use orange juice in place of the triple sec in this recipe.