Hibiscus Margarita

December 12, 2017
7 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
Author Notes

Who says margaritas are just for the summer? This deep-hued, sweet-tart variation works well for all seasons.

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 1 minute
  • Makes 1 drink
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce Hibiscus syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • Cinnamon sugar rim
In This Recipe
  1. For the pureed hibiscus, bring 4 cups water, 2 cups of dry hibiscus flowers, and 2 cups of sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, strain and the hibiscus syrup is ready to use.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine all the ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Coat the rim of a margarita glass in cinnamon sugar. Serve cocktail over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

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6 Reviews

cosmiccook August 18, 2018
I make a similar cocktail but put a cinnamon stick, allspice, and ginger in the hibiscus syrup. I also add orange liqueur to the mix. My rim is pink salt, hibiscus powder & vanilla bean seed.
Veronica March 1, 2018
Agree with petalpusher; yuck! on the cinnamon sugar. This has been our 2nd most popular drink at our restaurant Bambu Sunset Bar in La Manzanilla, Mexico for the last 3 winter seasons now. Pictures of the drink on website and facebook. We also add fresh ginger root in the cooking of the hibiscus leaves.
Grant M. January 4, 2018
I batched this cocktail into a pitcher for a holiday party by changing the ounces to cups and it was a HIT. I remade the drink and then just shook in a shaker with ice and poured into glasses that I'd already rimmed with cinnamon sugar. It worked wonderfully, saved time and were incredibly delicious!
Kitchen B. December 20, 2017
This is faves!!!!

I make a version, with fresh ginger - it's called the Z'argarita :)
petalpusher December 18, 2017
This is such a delicious twist for a margarita, but stop the cinnamon sugar bs on the rim. A gritty too sweet mess on your lips. Save it for toast.
Cheers all and Happy Happy Solstice!
cowas December 18, 2017
We loved this cocktail. Perfect.