I am so excited to bring you today's post! As you may recall from my Date Night article last week, I talked about the fabulous cooking class my husband and I had taken at CulinAerie. We had enjoyed the most delicious Hibiscus Margaritas during the class, but at the time I wasn't able to obtain a copy of the recipe, so I shared a link with you all to a similar hibiscus margarita recipe. In a joyous twist of fate, the chef from our cooking class, Eliza Gonzalez, ended up reading the post and sending me the Hibiscus Margarita recipe!
- 1/4 cup Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 3 cups of strongly brewed hibiscus tea (recipe below)
- 1/2-1 1/2 cups of Granulated Sugar (to taste)
- 1-1 1/2 cups Tequila Blanco
- Slices of Lime and/or Key Limes to garnish
How to make hibiscus tea: Rinse ½ cup of hibiscus blossoms (about 1 ounce) and put in a saucepan with 3 cups water. Bring to a simmer and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain and let cool down completely. Add ½ cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Serve chilled or use as a base for margaritas. You can make this one day ahead.
Where to find hibiscus blossoms: Blossoms are sold dry. You can find them in Latin stores or at some organic markets in their bulk or loose tea /spice aisles. Hibiscus blossoms are also sold on Amazon.com.
- In a large pitcher, combine lime juice, hibiscus tea and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Then add the tequila blanco to the mixture and set pitcher aside
- Rim glasses with margarita salt (I really like this lime infused salt) and then fill serving glasses with ice
- Pour margarita mixture into each glass and garnish with slices of lime and/or key lime.
These margaritas are the perfect late spring/summer cocktail to serve at your next gathering because they are easy to make, refreshing and so delicious! I also love that this recipe allows you to tailor the ingredients to your own preferences (ex. I prefer cocktails with less sugar and lots of citrus), and regardless of the modification the recipe still turns out perfectly. I am planning on serving these fabulous margaritas tonight with Eliza's recipe for Shrimp Tostados. I honestly couldn't think of a better way to celebrate TGIF, than with this delicious cocktail/nibble combination. Cheers to TGIF everyone!
Many thanks to Eliza, for allowing me to share her Hibiscus Margarita recipe today!