Hibiscus margaritas are an easy to make version of the classic cocktail margarita – in fact they are even easier with bright and citrusy hibiscus tea.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Yes, I know another cocktail! But with all these celebrations, what’s a girl to do?? And since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday, I know you might not have time to whip up some tasty Michelada Tacos or Queso Dip, but you probably have time to make a cocktail, right? And you’ll definitely have time to make these addictive little Pasta Para Duros snacks too.
And really, any excuse is a good excuse for a cocktail.. and a snack. At least in my book.
So, why a Hibiscus Margarita? Well, why not? I am a huge fan of Hibiscus tea in the summer – I love it’s bright, citrusy flavor and thought it would make a great margarita… which of course it does! And if you’re having a group over, it’s even better – this hibiscus margarita requires just a little lime juice so very little juicing is involved which is always a plus. The hibiscus tea is a snap to make. Just combine the hibiscus flowers and water, bring to a boil and let sit and then strain out the flowers.
That’s it. Oh, and you can make the tea ahead of time and store it in the fridge – and if margaritas aren’t your thing you could always make one of these Hibiscus Coolers.
And the Pasta Para Duros snacks? Easy, peasy. You just pop them into the microwave and cook for 3 – 5 minutes (depending upon how powerful your microwave is – mine’s wimpy so it always takes longer!) I like to dust them with some of Melissa’s Hatch Chile Powder and some lime zest – but to be honest, they are good all on their own! Melissas Produce carries the hibiscus flowers ,Pasta Para Duros and Hatch Chile Powder- so it’s one stop shopping… because really, who needs extra work on a holiday???
Definitely not me. Nope I’ll be relaxing with a Hibiscus Margarita and some Pasta Para Duros snacks.
And to keep the party going I made a little video that you can check out on Instagram!
- 1 ½ oz. Patron Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. Hibiscus Tea
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- ½ oz. Cointreau
- ¼ oz. agave nectar
- ¼ cup coarse salt for rimming the glass optional
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 - 45 seconds. Pour into an salt rimmed glass over ice.
- To rim a glass: run a cut wedge of lime around the rim of your cocktail glass. Pour the salt on a small plate. Holding the glass parallel to the plate, rotate the glass rim on top of the ice.