Hibiscus Infused Margarita Recipe

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This hibiscus margarita recipe starts out with the hibiscus tea concentrate made from hibiscus tea, water and your sweetener of choice.

The whole process is quick and painless and yields a gorgeous, deep magenta hibiscus tea concentrate perfect for adding a floral, tart-sweet punch to your favorite cocktails. The Procizion French Press makes it even easier to create this luscious tasty base for this hibiscus tequila cocktail.

The best part about this hibiscus margarita recipe besides the fact that it’s tea-based and practically health food? THE COLOR.

Can we say perfect summer fun in liquid form? Hello, hot pink goodness.

Here is the easy step-by-step process for you to follow in making what is sure to be one of your new favorite hibiscus tequila cocktails.  

Step # 1 – The first step in this hibiscus margarita recipe is to heat 3 cups of water in your tea kettle and add along with ¾ cup of loose hibiscus tea of your choice to the French Press and pour hot water over the tea. Allow the tea to steep in the hot water for 30 minutes this will also allow time for the tea to cool down and reach room temperature so that the ingredients are not diluted as you add ice.

 

Step #2 - Once the tea has reached the rich red color and flavor is fully infused slowly and gently push the plunger of the French Press down releasing all the intensity of the delicious tea and separating the solids. 

Step #3 - Now you are ready to pour the tea concentrate into a container with lid for storage up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Add ¼ - ½ cup of the sweetener of your choice, I use agave but raw cane sugar or simple syrup to taste will also work. 

The hibiscus tequila cocktail magic is about to begin.

Step #4 - In a cocktail shaker add 5-6 ice cubes and ½ cup of the tea concentrate, 1 T agave nectar, 2 oz. tequila, and the juice of 1 lime. Shake to mix all ingredients.

Step #5 - Rim the glass with sugar or salt based on your preference.

Step #6 - Fill the glass with ice, and pour the cocktail mix from the shaker into glass.

 

Step #7 - Finally, garnish with a wedge of lime.

Liven up your summer gatherings and enjoy!

This margarita is what dreams are made of. It’s:

Tart
Perfectly sweet
Floral
Cold
Refreshing
Boozy
& So delicious

Share this drink with friends over tacos on Mexican night – that’s what I did (you’re welcome, friends). Or, mix one up to share on a warm summer evening. They’ll be sure to love you forever. Tequila seems to have that effect on people (wink, wink). Cheers, friends!

5-INGREDIENT HIBISCUS MARGARITA Recipe

Simple 5-ingredient margaritas infused with hibiscus tea concentrate, giving it the perfect tart, sweet finish. Complex, delicious, and pairs especially well with Mexican food.

Author: Minimalist Baker

PREP TIME10 minutes

COOK TIME30 minutes

TOTAL TIME40 minutes

Servings:  (margaritas)

Category: Beverage, Cocktail

Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mexican-Inspired, Vegan

Freezer Friendly No

Does it keep? 2 Weeks (hibiscus concentrate only)

Ingredients

US Customary - Metric

HIBISCUS TEA CONCENTRATE

  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • 3/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers (find here or at most tea shops)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (or to taste // I used 1/2 agave, 1/2 cane sugar)

FOR 2 MARGARITAS

  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup hibiscus tea concentrate
  • 1 large lime (juiced // 1 large lime yields ~3 Tbsp)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila (2 ounces equals ~4 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar (optional)

Instructions for the Hibiscus Margarita Recipe

  1. To make the hibiscus tea concentrate, bring 3 cups water to a boil, add hibiscus tea to your French Press and let steep for 30 minutes. Press the plunger to separate tea solids.
  2. Pour into a jar or glass container using a fine mesh strainer and add sweetener to taste. I found 1/3 cup (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) was about the right amount, using half agave nectar, half cane sugar. Stir to dissolve and let cool.
  3. To make two margaritas, add ice, cooled hibiscus tea concentrate, lime juice, tequila and 1 Tbsp agave nectar (optional // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine.
  4. Pour over two glasses with ice. We love this oversized ice cube mold for cocktails. Salt or sugar rim is optional. Garnish with a lime wedge. If too strong, dilute with a splash of sparkling water.
  5. Store hibiscus concentrate covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, though best when fresh.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the optional agave nectar.
*Hibiscus tea concentrate adapted from Bon Appétit

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 hibiscus margaritas)

  • Calories:171
  • Fat:1g
  • Sodium:1mg
  • Carbohydrates:6g
  • Fiber:9g
  • Sugar:24g
  • Protein:2g

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