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Hibiscus Margarita

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this delicious Hibiscus Margarita.  You can find hibiscus flowers at your local herb store or in many latin markets.  Little ones can enjoy the Agua de Jamaica for a special drink of their own!

 

 

Hibiscus Margarita

  • 2 shots of chilled Agua de Jamaica (recipe below)
  • 1 shot Tequila Tezón Blanco
  • shot of simple syrup
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • lime wedge for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Dip a chilled glass into a bowl of granulated sugar with a touch of cinnamon to coat the rim.  (optional).
  2. Pour the Agua de Jamaica, tequila, simple syrup and lime juice into a chilled cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus):

  • 2 cups dried (about 2 oz) hibiscus flowers
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (more if desired)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • A few thin slices ginger (optional)
  • Allspice berries (optional)
  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the flowers and sugar and stir continuously while the mixture boils for one minute.
  3. Pour into a noncorrosive bowl and steep for 2 hours. *Note- this flower will stain so do not use a bowl that will stain.
  4. Strain the mixture through a sieve, pressing on the flower solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. Taste for strength and sweetness. If it is too potent, add water. If it is too tart, add sugar.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until time to serve.

Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
        1.  In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
        2.  Allow to cool.

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