Hibiscus Key Lime Margaritas

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This recipe makes a big batch of hibiscus tea concentrate, refrigerate any leftovers. You can also mix small amounts with lemonade for a fun mocktail for friends and family that aren't feeling the cocktail vibe!



For the hibiscus concentrate

For the cocktail

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce St Germain
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • 4 ounces hibiscus tea concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 bottle ginger beer, I use Bundaberg brand
  • ice

To garnish


Make the concentrate

  1. Pour the boiling water of the hibiscus flowers in a large dish. Allow to cool to room temperature then strain, pressing on the flowers to remove any liquid. Discard the solids. The concentrate can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Mix a drink

  1. Rim 2 double old-fashioned glasses with salt and fill with ice, set aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the tequila, St Germain, key lime juice, tea concentrate and simple syrup. Shake vigorously then strain the liquid evenly between the 2 glasses. Fill to the top with ginger beer and garnish with a slice of key lime and a hibiscus flower. Serve immediately.
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