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Hibiscus margarita
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The JH Hibiscus Margarita

The JH Hibiscus Margarita blends enticing, dark hibiscus syrup with Cointreau, lemon, lime and tequila. Tangy. Fruity. Strong. It's a beautiful cocktail.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 168kcal


For the Hibiscus Syrup:

  • 25 g/ 1oz Dried hibiscus flowers
  • 240 ml/ 1 cup Water
  • 250 g/ 1 cup Caster sugar

For the JH Hibiscus Margarita:

  • 30 ml/ 2 tbsp Hibiscus syrup
  • 20 ml/ 4 tsp Lime juice
  • 20 ml/ 4 tsp Lemon juice
  • 20 ml/ 4 tsp Cointreau
  • 80 ml/ ⅓ cup White tequila (or silver tequila)
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt crystals

For the Hibiscus & Raspberry Soda (makes 2 glasses):

  • 30 ml/ 2 tsp hibiscus syrup
  • 12 raspberries
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice
  • Lemon-Lime Soda (such as Sprite or 7-UP)


Make the Hibiscus Syrup

  • Put the hibiscus flowers, sugar and water into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Take off the heat and let the mixture steep for 10 more minutes. Strain the syrup through a sieve, bottle and, once cool, store in the fridge (it will keep well for 1 month)

Make the JH Hibiscus Margarita

  • Begin by salting the rim of the glasses: pour the salt onto a small plate. Rub the rim of the glass with a wedge of lime and then upturn the glass and dip the very tip of it into the salt. Try not to press the glass in too deeply - just a light covering of salt is all you are after
  • Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and pour in the tequila, Cointreau, lime and lemon juice and the hibiscus syrup. Shake hard for 30 seconds
  • Strain into the prepared glass and top with a wedge of lime

Make the Hibiscus & Raspberry Soda:

  • Layer the ice, lime wedges and raspberries to the top of two tall glasses
  • Pour 15ml of the syrup into each glass (admire how beautiful this looks as it trickles down the ice)
  • Top up with lemon-lime soda and serve with a straw or a stirrer


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 7mg