This Hibiscus Orange Margarita Recipe is a great way to dress up a classic. Hibiscus Orange simple syrup with fresh lime and orange juice make an amazing sweet and sour combination. This is the perfect compliment to your favorite tequila, and fun drink to mix up for a party.
Making the Perfect Margarita
Making a good drink is about getting all of the elements right. Margaritas in particular have to have just the right balance of salty, sweet, and sour to compliment the tequila.
There is Nothing Simple about the Flavor of this Hibiscus Orange Simple Syrup!
Before I started mixing, I had to make a simple syrup. I like to make my simple syrup for a margarita and use fresh juices. Simple syrup is actually really simple to make. It is simply 1 part sugar and 1 part water heated until the sugar is fully dissolved. I’ve punched this one up by infusing it with orange zest and hibiscus flowers. It is very easy to make, but the flavor is rich and complex. It is also a really beautiful color of pink.
For a perfect Margarita it is all in the mix.
Start With The Rim!
A classic margarita is rimmed with lime and coarse salt. The flavor on the rim of the glass is the introduction to all of the flavors that follow. For this Hibiscus Orange Margarita Recipe, I’ve changed it up a bit by mixing my course salt and sugar in equal parts and then sprinkling red chili powder in the mix. I adhere this to the glass with the juice from and orange wedge.
Ice Ice Baby!!
Next I fill the glass with ice. I use an Old Fashion glass for a margarita on the rocks. You want to avoid that big round glass on a stem called a Coupe Glass. That is for cocktails served without ice or the frozen margarita. I like to leave the ice in the glass and a stemmed glass will be too unstable.
Get out your glass and really fill it with ice. A good margarita should be really cold. When you think your glass is full, give it a shake and add a few more cubes.
Like women and children the tequila is added first. Next add the fresh lime juice and orange juice. Finally add the Orange Hibiscus Simple Syrup. For this recipe, I like to leave everything unmixed and serve it with the layers showing. The heavy simple syrup sinks to the bottom and makes for a pretty show stopping presentation. You can add a swizzle stick and let your guest stir it themselves once it has been beautifully presented.
“One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. ”
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