Hibiscus Margarita

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    1

    drink.
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Amor y Tacos

Amor y Tacos

By Deborah Schneider

Published 2010

  • About

This is a perfectly beautiful drink, made with or without alcohol. Mexican aguas frescas are drinks made of fresh fruit and water, sweetened and sparked with a squeeze of fresh lime—the perfect drink on a hot day, and healthy as well. Dried hibiscus flowers (jamaica in Spanish) make a hot-pink agua fresca with an excitingly tart, fruity flavor. Dried jamaica is sold in bulk at Mexican markets.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Lime wedge
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 ounces hibiscus syrup
  • ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce sparkling water

Method

  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Moisten the rim of the glass with the lime wedge, dip the glass in the cinnamon sugar, and shake off the excess.
  2. Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice and pour in the tequila and hibiscus syrup. Top up with sparkling water. Stir carefully. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge you used to prepare the glass rim on top of the drink and discard the wedge. Garnish with a fresh wedge of lime or a cinnamon stick.

Garnish

Lime wedge or cinnamon stick

Variation

Chill a 7-ounce martini glass and prepare the rim as described. In a shaker jar, combine the ice, hibiscus syrup and tequila, along with 1 tablespoon Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Cover tightly, shake well for 15 seconds, and strain into the glass. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.