Hibiscus Lime Margaritas are here just in time for the end of summer!
I love a good cocktail. Anything that’s bright and citrus-y with just a hint of sweetness is my summertime jam. Tequila has never been my go-to spirit, but for some reason this summer I’ve been really into it. Maybe it’s been the overly warm summer, or that they are the perfect pairing to my taco addiction, but I’ve been shakin’ up all kinds of margaritas for months.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best recipes I’ve come up with. Out of all the margs I’ve made this summer, these hibiscus lime margaritas might be my fave– and they are by far the prettiest!
These margaritas are made with a super simple hibiscus concentrate that comes together in no time. You’ll need some hibiscus flowers, but you can find them just about anywhere these days. If you have trouble finding them at your local supermarket, try a Mexican market if you’re lucky enough to have one near you (hint: search Google maps for “mercado in [city name]”). If you’re not so lucky, you can order them on Amazon.
To make the concentrate, stir together water, hibiscus flowers, and a little agave syrup (or honey if you’d prefer!). Let the mixture do it’s thing on the stove top; you want to extract all that good hibiscus flavor and gorgeous color. Once cooled, you can keep the concentrate in the fridge for at least two weeks. That way, whenever the mood strikes, you can whip up these margaritas in a snap with just a little lime juice, tequila, and sparkling water.
The hibiscus concentrate is tangy, fruity and ever so slightly sweet. It goes so well with tequila and tequila’s best friend–lime, but the possibilities don’t end there. I’ve been adding a splash to sparkling water to jazz it up and I think it would be really good whisked into a vinaigrette!
This weekend is a bank holiday. If the weather holds out, we’re gonna grill. My goal is to sit outside in the sun with one of these in hand, something smokey on the grill, and watch the sun slip away late in the evening.
If you’re looking for something refreshing and light to enjoy during the last few weeks of sunshine, these are the way. Go on–have a go.
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Hibiscus Lime Margaritas
These Hibiscus Lime Margaritas are tangy, fruity and just slightly sweet! They are the perfect light, bright and refreshing drink to soak up the the last few weeks of summer. You can make the concentrate ahead and shake up these margs in just a few minutes whenever you want!
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 cup hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 cup agave syrup*
For the Margaritas
- 1/3 cup hibiscus concentrate
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 ounces tequila
- splash sparkling water (optional)
Combine the water, hibiscus flowers, and agave syrup in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until the agave has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let the hibiscus steep for 10 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the hibiscus from the liquid. Let the hibiscus concentrate cool completely.
Make the Marg
Chill two rocks glasses in the freezer for at least ten minutes.
Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Pour over the hibiscus concentrate, lime juice and tequila. Shake for 30-45 seconds to chill it down. Remove glasses from the freezer and put a few fresh ice cubes in each glass. Pour the margarita evenly between the two glasses and garnish with a slice of lime if you'd like. Cheers!
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