Sippin’ on Sunshine: A Summer Margarita Recipe with a Twist

May 3, 2023
hibiscus flowers

Summer is synonymous with long days, warm nights, and the refreshing taste of a perfectly crafted margarita. This season, we’re taking the classic margarita to new heights with a delightful twist that will have you sippin’ on sunshine all summer long. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds, as we unveil the secret to crafting the ultimate summertime margarita.

The Sweet Summer Sensation: The Hibiscus-Infused Margarita


  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 cups boiling water.
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup tequila (silver or reposado)
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup triple sec or orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges and salt for garnish (optional)


  • The Hibiscus Syrup: Begin your margarita-making journey by infusing the essence of summer into your concoction. Steep the dried hibiscus flowers in boiling water for 10 minutes, creating a vibrant and aromatic tea. Strain the liquid, discarding the flowers, and add sugar to the warm tea. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow the syrup to cool, then store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to mix your margaritas.
  • The Citrus Burst: Roll the limes on your countertop, applying gentle pressure with your palm. This will release the lime’s juices, making it easier to squeeze. Cut the limes in half and squeeze until you have half a cup of fresh lime juice. Remember, fresh is best when it comes to margaritas!
  • The Perfect Blend: In a cocktail shaker or pitcher, combine the hibiscus syrup, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Fill the shaker with ice and give it a vigorous shake (or stir the mixture in your pitcher) to ensure your margarita is perfectly chilled and blended.
  • The Finishing Touches: If you’re feeling fancy, rim your margarita glasses with salt by running a lime wedge around the edge and dipping the glass into a shallow dish filled with salt. Fill the glasses with ice and pour your margarita mix over the top. Garnish with a lime wedge, sit back, and revel in your newfound mixology prowess.

The Hibiscus-Infused Margarita is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of summer in a glass. With its vibrant hue and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, this margarita is destined to become your go-to summer sipper. So, as you bask in the warm glow of the sun, raise a toast to the season with a margarita that’s as unforgettable as the memories you’ll create. Cheers to sippin’ on sunshine!

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