Jamaica Margaritas

Jamaica Margaritas Recipe
Make a welcoming, Caribbean-inspired margarita with fragrant hibiscus blossoms. The slightly tart blossoms steep in a sugar-and-water mixture, resulting in a fresh and tangy drink. Serve over ice, and garnish with lime.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup margarita and 1 lime slice)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 24.7 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 4 mg

Ingredients

1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms (about 2 ounces)
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
8 lime slices

Preparation

Place blossoms in a strainer; rinse under cold water. Combine blossoms, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain; discard blossoms. Cover and chill hibiscus mixture.

Combine hibiscus mixture, tequila, juice, and Triple Sec. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

Note:

Hibiscus blossoms can be found at Latin grocery stores. Boiling the blossoms in a sugar-water mixture and then steeping infuses more flavor than just steeping them in warm water. This drink is especially good when made with premium-quality tequila.

Jeanne Kelley,

June 2006
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