Hibiscus Tequila Fizz

Dried hibiscus adds a flowery, almost cranberry-like flavor to this tall drink. You might want to double the recipe for a party lasting several hours. The recipe comes from Bay Area mixologist Alex Smith.


Serves 12
Total time: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 237
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.3 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 28 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups dried hibiscus (jamaica)*
2 cups reposado or gold tequila
1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup sweet vermouth
3/4 teaspoon aromatic bitters
6 cups cold club soda
12 lime slices


1. Heat sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and hibiscus in a saucepan until boiling. Let cool for 1 1/4 hours, then strain, discarding hibiscus.

2. Chill until cold, at least 45 minutes and up to 2 weeks.

3. Combine hibiscus syrup, tequila, grapefruit and lime juices, vermouth, and bitters in a pitcher (at least 2 qt.).

4. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour about 1/2 cup syrup mixture into each glass and top up each with about 1/2 cup club soda. Stir, then garnish with lime slices.

*Buy from a Latino market or from worldspices.com

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

June 2010
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