More Great Recipes: Cocktail

Hibiscus Margarita


User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves 6 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms
3 cups water
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup orange liqueur
Lime slices to garnish


Carefully rinse the hibiscus blossoms in a strainer. Don't be alarmed when the water turns red. And don't worry...there's plenty of that beautiful color left in the blossoms to make your margarita turn this beautiful fuchsia.


In a medium sauce pan, combine the rinsed hibiscus blossoms, water and sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes.


Strain. Toss out the hibiscus blossoms. They have done their job and met their destiny. Chill the liquid until ready to use.


Mix together the hibiscus liquid, tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. At this point, you can either serve it on the rocks, or pour it into a blender filled half way with ice.


Garnish and serve.


Pairs Well With


Notes

I hope you get a chance to enjoy this lovely drink, made from Hawaii's state flower. Maybe at your next BBQ, sitting around in your floral shirt, wearing a grass skirt and a lei.

I typically like my margarita's on the rocks. This one however, is served best blended. And was so good. The flavor reminded me vaguely of sweet cranberries without the tartness. It wasn't floral in any sense.

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

16 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11217 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

443 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana