Hibiscus Margaritas

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!

Hibiscus Margaritas - a refreshing, satisfying and easy to make homemade margarita

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!

Hibiscus Margaritas begin with hibiscus tea with a little bit of orange zest added

Hibiscus Margaritas include a Spicy Sweet and Salty edge for the glasses

Hibiscus Margaritas for 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!

Hibiscus Margaritas; celebrate your health with a healthy cocktail!

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Hibiscus Margaritas - a refreshing, satisfying and easy to make homemade margarita
Hibiscus Margaritas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This Hibiscus Margaritas is a refreshing, satisfying and easy to make homemade margarita.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the meantime, add the tequila, vodka, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Hibiscus Margaritas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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8 Responses to Hibiscus Margaritas

  1. I am definitely going to try this!!! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

  2. Cinco de mayo may be over but I’m still dreaming about this cocktail. Sounds so refreshing!

    • Thanks, Annalise! It is so refreshing…and fruity!

  3. Wow, these look so refreshing–what a great drink for summer!

    • You’re so right Paula! You could even leave the vodka/tequilla out and just drink it as a summer punch. Yum!

  4. This sounds so great for a summer party! I just saved your recipe and can’t wait to try it soon! 🙂

    • Thanks, Sina! I hope you like it as much as we did! Bring on the summer parties!

  5. This is so creative and your pictures are so beautiful! I’m definitely gonna try it out 🙂


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