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Hibiscus Tequila Fizz

Total time 2 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Serves 12
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. *Buy from a Latino market or from worldspices.com

  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.