If you're ever having a get together and want to serve a cocktail that's 1) easy to put together 2) looks sophisticated 3) tastes delicious --- then go with the hibiscus margarita. I made up a batch to take with me to a friend's last night and the jewel-tones of the hibiscus syrup were absolutely gorgeous! Had I more time I think I would have picked up some cute flowers to garnish the drinks.
1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (you can buy these at the Sac Co-op)
4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup tequila (I used Jose Cuervo Silver)
- Place blossoms, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a strong boil. Reduce heat and simmer, 10-15 minutes.
- Strain well and discard blossoms. Take hibiscus syrup, place in fridge and chill. Once chilled then add 1 cup of tequila.
- When ready to serve, pour drink over ice.