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hibiscus margarita in glass with edible flower ice cube

Hibiscus Margaritas

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Cheers to Hibiscus Margaritas, which feature notes of hibiscus flowers that are fresh, fruity and floral. The homemade hibiscus simple syrup takes this cocktail to another level – and so easy to scale the recipe up for a party!



For hibiscus syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup dried hibiscus flowers

For margarita:

2 oz blanco tequila

1 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz cointreau or triple sec

12 oz hibiscus syrup



Make hibiscus syrup: Add the water, sugar and hibiscus flowers to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Strain syrup into a jar and cool down completely. Discard the hibiscus flowers. 

Shake, shake, shake: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Blanco tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and cooled hibiscus syrup. Shake the cocktail shaker for at least 20-30 seconds, or until icy cold.

Rim and serve: Rim a glass with a lime wedge and dip into tajin mix. Add in a couple of ice cubes or one large floral ice cube to a cocktail glass. Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.


Hibiscus simple syrup will keep for up to 1 month in an airtight container in the fridge.

Keywords: dried flowers, tequila, cocktail