Chef and Food Blogger, Leigh Ann Chatagnier shares her delicious summer cocktail recipe for a fresh Hibiscus Margarita. Cheers!
Summer is absolutely heating up, and for those of us in South Florida, things are getting even balmier. Thankfully, there are fresh recipes like this Hibiscus Margarita by chef and food blogger Leigh Ann Chatagnier from My Diary of Us to cool us right off (and it doesn’t hurt that most of us have beautiful, bright hibiscus flowers growing all around our Miami neighborhoods).
If you’re in the mood for something a little tropical, check out the recipe and instructions below. Cheers!
HIBISCUS MARGARITA RECIPE (Serves 2)
1/4 Cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers (Usually spice shops carry them and so does World Market or you can order online!)
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar or Agave
2 Oz. Tequila
1/2 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Kosher or Maldon Salt for Rimming Glasses
In a small saucepan make hibiscus simple syrup by combining dried hibiscus flowers, water, and sugar and bring to a boil stirring until sugar has dissolved.
Turn off heat and let steep for 5 minutes.
Strain the syrup, removing the dried hibiscus flowers and let chill completely.
Take a lime wedge and go around the edge of two glasses.
Pour salt onto a plate or into a bowl and dip the limed rimmed glasses into the salt.
Fill the two glasses with crushed ice and add lime juice, tequila, and hibiscus syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine and then pour over the ice into two glasses.
Garnish and serve immediately.