Hibiscus Margarita is a beautiful, ruby-red drink with a flowery, cranberry-like flavor. A wonderfully refreshing drink for any Mexican dish.

A glass with Hibiscus Margarita and large ice cubes.
Hibiscus Margarita is an easy cocktail to make and you’ll impress your guests!

As much of a lover of the classic margarita I am, I also like to serve this refreshing Hibiscus Margarita. A vibrant twist on the classic cocktail. This drink seamlessly blends the bold citrus kick of traditional margaritas with the unique tartness of hibiscus.

This cocktail is not only visually stunning but also a fun departure from the ordinary.

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The ingredients

Gather your ingredients. The quantities shown below are for 1 Hibiscus Margarita but you can multiply the ingredients for as many cocktails as you want!

  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 ounces silver tequila. My recommended tequila to mix drinks is Corralejo. It’s good quality and affordable at the same time.
  • 2 ounce hibiscus syrup (see below)
  • 2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • Garnish with hibiscus flower or lime cut in wheels optional
Ingredients: sugar, water, hibiscus tea bag, tequila, triple sec and lime
Ingredients for Hibiscus Margarita

Make the Hibiscus Simple Syrup

We’ll start making our cocktail by preparing the hibiscus simple syrup first. I like to use simple syrup in a cocktail as it’s easier to mix and sweeten without the sugar collecting at the bottom of the glass. This will guarantee your drink will be perfectly sweet each and every time!

Making your own simple syrup is very easy and you can flavor it anyway you want! Make ahead of time and keep it handy for when needed.

Like in this case, we’re using hibiscus tea to give it an extra layer of flavor. These flavor accents are actually the key in some mixed drinks and cocktails like this Chamomile Tequila Sour.

Method:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 4 hibiscus tea bags to the hot water and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the flowers or remove the tea bags, and let the syrup cool. It will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
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How To Make Hibiscus Margarita

You can make this margarita for a party of 1 or a big party! You can easily make in advanced by preparing in a pitcher and multiplying the ingredients. Keep it in the fridge and serve over ice when the time calls.

  • Add the 1 cup ice to a cocktail shaker and then add the 4 oz tequila, 2 oz hibiscus syrup, 1 oz lime juice and 1 oz triple sec.
  • Cover and shake well for about 5 seconds.
  • Pour the drink, including the ice, into a margarita or cocktail glass.
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Gracias!!!! xx, Ana

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Hibiscus Margarita

Servings 1 Cocktail
Ana Frias
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Hibiscus Margarita is a beautiful, ruby-red drink with a flowery, cranberry-like flavor. A wonderfully refreshing drink for any Mexican dish.
1 Cocktail

Ingredients  

Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags (or 1 cup dried hibiscus dried flowers (Jamaica))
To Make the Cocktail
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 ounce hibiscus syrup
  • 2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • Garnish with hibiscus flower or lime cut in wheels optional

Instructions 

To Make the Hibiscus Syrup

  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 4 hibiscus tea bags to the hot water and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the flowers or remove the tea bags, and let the syrup cool. It will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

To Make the Cocktail

  • Add the 1 cup ice to a cocktail shaker and then add the 4 oz tequila, 2 oz hibiscus syrup, 1 oz lime juice and 1 oz triple sec.
  • Cover and shake well for about 5 seconds.
  • Pour the drink, including the ice, into a margarita or cocktail glass.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Large Cocktail | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 31g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

**This post was originally published on Feb 2021. It has been updated to be more helpful.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was a very nice surprise to me! I typically dislike hot hibiscus tea, but I love-love-loved your margarita recipe! Would highly recommend it – even to people who think they don’t like hibiscus flavour!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely beautiful!! How I wish I wasn’t pregnant. I am going to be making this for my husband this weekend for sure, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    The hibiscus infusion added a beautiful floral and tangy flavor to the classic margarita. It was refreshing and had the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Definitely a new favorite!