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Healthy Hibiscus Margaritas {Cocktail or Mocktail}

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These Healthy Hibiscus Margarita’s will transport you to the tropics! This hot pink, sweet-tart recipe uses traditional ingredients, combined with hibiscus flower syrup or tea, to create a beautiful and tasty drink.

No expensive plane trip or resort fees required! Sip this beauty on a rooftop, lake, front porch, deck, bathtub, couch, pool…you get the idea. 

You might also enjoy these delightful Hibiscus drinks as well…Hibiscus Dark & Stormy, Hibiscus Mojito or Passion Tea Lemonade.


The Healthy Hibiscus Margarita is made with dried hibiscus flowers, the same flowers used to power Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger and Tazo’s Passion tea. It’s a powerful petal people (did ya catch that alliteration!?). These flowers produce to some pretty positive results and are linked to aiding with the following:

  • Historically, hibiscus tea has been used in African countries to decrease body temperature, treat heart disease, and sooth a sore throat.
  • Recent studies have looked at the possible role of hibiscus in the treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (source)

I am not a medical practitioner, please consult your physician if you have questions.

I’ve been a bit obsessed with Hibiscus of late and what’s not to love about it!? The COLOR is so naturally hot pink, with the perfect sweet-tart balance and knowing it has healthy benefits! Yes, please!


So why not whip up some Easy Barbacoa Street Tacos or maybe some simple Creamy White Queso Dip and invite some friends over for a little Mexican fiesta or a tropical luau! These Healthy Hibiscus Margarita’s will be a hit!


That’s it! Simple ingredients that anyone can assemble, plus, since it’s tea based it’s essentially health food, right?? 


Maybe this step sounds too hard to tackle; simply make up some of this Hibiscus Simple Syrup (simple is even in the name) and wow your friends all summer with these beautiful, boozy, floral, citrusy and bright cocktails…or you can “simply” purchase Hibiscus Syrup. P.S. A list of multiple ways to use this beautiful syrup on the Hibiscus Simple Syrup post. 


What’s the origin of Hibiscus cocktails? Do you care? I don’t! LOL! Whether it’s a Bahama Breeze, a Margarita de Jamaica or a Hibiscus Mojito, this flower rocks the tropical world.


If you enjoy a salted (or sugared) rim, if not, skip to the next step. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass, then turn upside down and swirl in rimming salt, plain or lime would be yummy too, or try something like this cane sugar rimming sugar.

Fill a glass with ice (I prefer crushed), then pour tequila and hibiscus syrup or tea into the glass.

Followed by the orange liqueur and lime juice, that’s it!

Give it a little stir if you wish to blend the color throughout, then if desired garnish with a wedge of lime, or maybe a hibiscus flower in syrup, or fresh raspberries or other fresh bright berry!

Can I make a Hibiscus Mocktail?

As with all of my cocktails, you can easily convert this Healthy Hibiscus Margarita into a Healthy Hibiscus Cooler by simply omitting the alcohol and topping the drink off with your favorite mixer; try tonic water, any sparkling water, seltzer, add a splash of lemon or limeade and you have a delightfully refreshing mocktail.

Make a big batch using the same ratios and pour a scant half cup over ice per person.

As a great non-alcoholic thirst quencher, stir one or two tablespoons of hibiscus syrup into a glass with ice and cold sparkling water.

For an Agua de Jamaica dilute the hibiscus syrup with even more water and fill with ice.

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Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

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Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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