Hibiscus margaritas are fantastic and pretty popular, with most recipes using hibiscus tea. The Rosangel margarita is a little different because it features a spectacular hibiscus-infused tequila. Gran Centenario Tequila produces the pretty pink tequila and Rosangel is a beautiful base for this fruity margarita.
Beyond the infused tequila, the recipe starts out much like the original margarita, with its orange liqueur and lime juice combination sweetened by agave nectar. From there, the drink gets small amounts of cranberry and orange juices, as well as ginger ale, to give it even more dimension. It's a lovely drink for summer and definitely a unique taste to shake up your margarita routine.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, orange liqueur, nectar, and fruit juices.
Serve and enjoy!
- Fresh citrus juices will produce a better tasting margarita. The average lime yields between 1/2 and 1 ounce, and you will not throw off the drink's balance by simply squeezing a whole lime right into the shaker. One orange will produce more than enough juice for four or five margaritas.
- Be sure to choose a high-end orange liqueur. Triple sec, orange curaçao, and brandy-based options like Grand Marnier are all good options. Just stay away from the bargain bottles as they're often too sweet or unnaturally flavored.
- Keep the orange and cranberry juices in check and don't over pour them. They're designed to be accents, not dominant flavors.
- If you cannot find Rosangel, make your own hibiscus-infused tequila. The infusion is very quick! Simply place 3 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers into half a bottle of tequila (blanco or reposado), seal the jar, shake, and let sit for at least 3 hours. The tequila should take on a pink-red hue. Give it a taste and infuse longer (up to 24 hours) until it reaches your desired flavor.
- Alternatively, you can also make this margarita with unflavored blanco or reposado tequila. To bring back the hibiscus flavor, make a tisane (the technical term for herbal tea) of the dried flowers brewed with hot water, steeping it for 20 minutes. Add at least 1 ounce of the chilled hibiscus tea (also called agua de jamaica) to the margarita.
- As with any margarita, you can serve this cocktail on the rocks or frozen. For the latter, toss all of the ingredients with 1 cup of ice and blend well.
How Strong Is a Rosangel Margarita?
The strength of the Rosangel margarita is pleasant, neither too strong nor too light. On average, it will shake up to around 19 percent ABV (38 proof).