Hibiscus Margaritas with Ginger and Lime are made with dried hibiscus flowers ( or use hibiscus tea) honey, lime, fresh ginger and a hint of clove. Delicious and refreshing- perfect for summer!

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Hello new favorite cocktail!   All last summer we sipped on these Hibiscus Margaritas with Ginger and Lime, and I fell in love with their color and flavor. Over time, this is what they have morphed into.

The ginger adds a pleasant zingy bite, and the cloves, although optional, add a subtle whisper of the exotic. They are sweetened with honey  ( or agave) instead of sugar and together with the fresh lime juice, they feel like a refreshing glass of summer.

Note- to make this alcohol- free, substitute sparkling water for the alcohol ( do not shake, just pour it in the glass).

Dried Hibiscus flowers can be found in most bulk sections in your grocery store. If not there, then check the tea section and use hibiscus tea –a few tea bags will work just fine.

If new to hibiscus, make sure you take a peek at this Hibiscus Flower Quesadilla Recipe. While in Mexico several years ago, I ate at this lovely little cafe where hibiscus flowers were folded into a quesadilla. Such a wonderful surprise! They added such great flavor and texture, it was a bit of a mind opener for me. They are also very nutritious!

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Make a simple syrup using water, honey, ginger, hibiscus and a few whole cloves (optional). The Syrup will turn a beautiful deep red. The longer it steeps the more intense the flavor will become.

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Then just shake it up with the tequila, triple sec ( or orange liquor) and fresh lime juice.

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For a nice touch, sugar the rim of the glass by rubbing the lime wedge around it, then dipping in sugar.

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Pour over ice and garnish with lime wheels.

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Hibiscus Margaritas with Ginger and Lime


Description

Refreshing Hibiscus Margaritas with Ginger and Lime made with dried hibiscus flowers ( or use hibiscus tea) honey, lime, fresh ginger and a hint of clove. Delicious and refreshing! A perfect Cinco de Mayo Cocktail!


Ingredients

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  • 4 ounces good quality tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec ( or orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice- more to taste
  • lime slices- garnish
  • one batch Hibiscus Ginger Syrup

Hibiscus Ginger Syrup


Instructions

Make Hibiscus Ginger Syrup by placing all ingredients in a small pot on the stove. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, let cool. ( you could let this rest overnight for more intensity) Strain.

Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and the Hibiscus Ginger Syrup.

Shake well. Strain into two ice filled glasses.

Notes: to make a sugar rimmed glass, rub the lip of glass with lime wedge, dip glass in sugar.


Notes

You can make these alcohol free! Make the syrup the same way. Strain, pour over ice, add lime juice and sparkling water to taste.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 245

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I will definitely make this! I made a Cosmopolitan out of your wild rose water elixir and wound up substituting hibiscus flowers because I couldn’t find dry roses. It was amazing. Needless to say, I have an excess of dried hibiscus to use up. This recipe looks delightful with the citrus and ginger and cloves!

  2. The ginger and cloves make this. Very refreshing, perfect for these hot summer evenings!

    1. Alexis, truthfully, I’m not sure. It seems like it should work? If you try it….let us know!

  3. These are gorgeous! I can’t wait to try them.
    Just wondering, how well do you think the hibiscus syrup would hold over? If I make a double-batch – or even a triple – and strain it after sitting overnight, could I keep the syrup a while in the fridge? Or is it best made fresh?
    Thanks!

    1. It will hold for a couple weeks in the fridge. I make a big batch and keep it for when I need it. 🙂