The Hibiscus Margarita

The Hibiscus Margarita
The Hibiscus Margarita / Photo by Meg Baggott

This rosy, thirst-quenching hibiscus margarita recipe hails from Marfa, a small city in West Texas that鈥檚 renowned for its striking desert scenery and thriving artist community. At The Capri,颅 Chef Rocky Barnette harvests hibiscus blossoms grown on the property to brew for this drink, designed to pair with an intriguing pre-Columbian menu.

The cocktail also honors famed Mexican artist Frida颅 Kahlo. Barnette says that she served hibiscus tea (agua de Jamaica) to guests as an offer of friendship after a long journey.

How to Make the Hibiscus Margarita Recipe

Courtesy Rocky Barnette, chef, The Capri, Marfa, TX

  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 录 ounce honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part hot water)
  • 戮 ounce agave syrup
  • 1陆 ounces聽hibiscus聽tea, brewed and cooled
  • 2 ounces reposado Tequila
  • 1 citrus slice, for garnish

In cocktail shaker, muddle citrus with honey and agave syrups. Add hibiscus tea, Tequila and ice. Shake well, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with citrus slice.

Published on March 29, 2018