Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means it’s time to celebrate. How about we get the party started with these Hibiscus Margaritas? Sounds good to me!
I’d like to start today’s post with a confession. I’m a big talker when it comes to alcohol, but I’m not much of a big drinker. I think it’s because I like the idea of having a drink. But I don’t really like feeling the effects of alcohol in my system.
So when my friend Marcela sent me her trusted recipe for Hibiscus Margaritas, I jumped on the opportunity to make my own. I think some the prepackaged margarita mixes have too much sugar in them.
Sugar and alcohol is not a good mix in my book.
So I followed Marcela’s recipe and modified a few things as well and it’s resulted in a simple, fruity, delicious margarita. A perfect excuse to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
What You’ll Love About These Hibiscus Margaritas
These margaritas are made with actual hibiscus-flavored tea which means you’re getting plenty of antioxidants with every sip. Throw in some orange zest and a little bit of lemon juice and now you’re looking at a jamboree of fruity deliciousness in your day.
Did I just say jamboree of fruity deliciousness? I think I did. Oh well.
Getting antioxidants is important and hibiscus tea is one of those things that deliver a powerful antioxidant punch. You don’t even have to take my word for it. Dr. Gregor has a video talking about the powerful antioxidant impact of hibiscus tea.
If you’re like me and convinced that you want more hibiscus in your daily drink regimen, but you’re not into the cocktail kind, check out my recipe for a delicious Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch. I could drink that stuff every day!
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- 1 tablespoon course sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or course sugar
- 2 hibiscus tea bags You can use Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Tea
- 1 cup warm water
- Sweetener: Sugar Truvia, or Agave
- Zest of one orange
- 1-2 oz tequila
- 1 oz vodka
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ cup ice
Prepare the Sugar and Salt Spice Blend by combing the course sea salt, the coconut sugar, and the contents of one of the hibiscus tea bags on a plate. Stir to combine. Rub your glasses with a wedge of lime and then dip each in the Sugar and Salt Spice Blend. Store them in the fridge to chill while you take the following steps.
Place the warm water in a mug and add the remaining hibiscus tea bag. Add the orange zest to a tea strainer (or tied up in a coffee filteand add this to the hot water as well. Allow to seep for about 5 minutes, until the water has transformed to a deep shade of red. Remove and dispose of the orange zest and the tea bag.
In the meantime, add the tequila, vodka, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.
When the tea is ready and has cooled pour the red liquid into the cocktail shaker. Add the ice and give it a shake or two. Pour into prepared glasses, adding additional ice as necessary.