Impress your guests or just yourself with this simple craft cocktail recipe. It's so vibrant and refreshing, your gonna love it!
What you'll need.
Dry Hibiscus leaves
Ice for the shaker
And cubed ice for the finished product
And for garnish dried hibiscus candy
Or save the rehydrated hibiscus leaves you used to make the tea with.
Let's make the simple simple syrup!
It's simple I promise!
Steap about 2 cups dry hibiscus leaves in a large french press and fill to the top with water let it sit for about 10minutes before pressing.
Pour the hibiscus tea into a sauce pot with equal amounts of sugar.
You'll probably have about 2 - 2.5 cups tea so add 2- 2.5 cups of sugar
boil and simmer, lightly stir occasionally with a rubber spatula until it thickens to a syrup consistency, when it's thickened up, turn off the heat and let it cool.
Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate.
(you can keep this for about 3 weeks, maybe longer, I mean it is preserved in all that sugar, right?)
Let's make Margaritas!
When you're ready to make your Margaritas
Take out the syrup, grab a shaker
And start pouring in your ingredients
(Recipe is for 2 drinks)
3 oz hibiscus simle syrup
3 oz lime juice
6 oz tequila I use tequila blanco for this recipe because reposado or añejo will just make the drink sweeter, but if you like really sweet drinks then go for it!
1 cup of ice
Kick it up a notch!
Add 1 egg white and
4 drops of orange bitters.
(But not necessary)
Put the lid on the shaker
Shake! Shake! Shake! Until it feels icy cold
Pour strained margarita into a glass over cubed ice, garnish and enjoy!
These are the candies I used for garnish
I bought mine at Cost Plus World Market, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere else if you look.