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Jamaica Margaritas

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

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

Cook's Notes

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.