The ONLY vegan cocktail you want on the patio this summer is here. These Strawberry Hibiscus Margaritas are absolutely refreshing and simple to make. After a hot day at the beach, you are going to want to sip on one of these margs. Brew up some hibiscus tea before you leave for the beach and put it in the fridge to chill so that by the time you are back it will take you ten minutes tops to throw these hibiscus margaritas together. They are GOOD.
Here’s why you’ll love these Strawberry Hibiscus Margaritas:
- SO, SO, SO refreshing. Did you get that these hibiscus margaritas are refreshing?!
- These fresh strawberry margaritas are mostly naturally sweetened! I suggest, adding 1-2 tsp of maple syrup because it just balances out the tartness of the lime and hibiscus. It is optional but I tested them without the maple syrup and honestly, it’s better with it.
- I love using fresh fruit in any vegan cocktail. And because it’s strawberry season I figured why not use them in a marg. You should know by now (if you follow me on Instagram) my love for watermelon margaritas is REAL. But truly, these strawberry hibiscus margaritas are giving the watermelon ones a run for their money!
How to make fresh strawberry margaritas
Here is the low-down on how to make these hibiscus margaritas. You need to start with prepping the hibiscus tea. I suggest, boiling a pot of water (roughly 1-2 cups) and steeping one tea bag in the hot water. Traditional Medicinals is my FAVOURITE tea brand to buy, so obviously, I used their hibiscus tea for this recipe (not sponsored). After a few minutes, transfer the tea to the fridge (with the teabag still in the water). This will make for very strong hibiscus tea and that is what we want! Leave it in the fridge until the tea is chilled. I mean, no one wants a warm marg…
Once the tea is cooled, measure out 1 cup of the tea and add it to a blender. If you have more tea left, just pop it back into the fridge so you can make more another day. Cut the greens off of the strawberries and add 6 LARGE strawberries to the blender. If you don’t have large strawberries add 10-12 medium strawberries. Squeeze half a lime into the blender and then blend for a few minutes, until smooth. The mixture will be a little thick, but don’t worry we will strain the mixture before enjoying it.
Ok, add the blended hibiscus, strawberry, and lime mixture to a cocktail shaker or a large jar. Add in the tequila and the maple syrup and a large handful of ice. If using a jar, place the lid on. Shake it all until it is chilled! Then before serving the hibiscus margaritas, place a small mesh strainer over a glass and pour some of the margarita mix into it. Let it strain and then add a splash of more lime juice or a splash of sparkling water to finish it off. These hibiscus strawberry lime margaritas are best enjoyed fresh!
Looking for more vegan drinks? Try these!
If you are a margarita fanatic (like me), you’re going to love these healthier fresh strawberry margaritas. Margaritas are my absolute favourite type of vegan cocktail and I love adding fresh fruit to sweeten them as well as flavour them! I’ve really been on board with simple, 30-minute recipes these days because life is so busy. I love sitting down at the end of a long day with one of these hibiscus strawberry lime margaritas because they are so dang good but also because they are so easy to make. These margs are a MUST this summer. Cool, refreshing and quick to make, talk about the perfect vegan cocktail. So if you are in the market for a new vegan cocktail, I’ve got you covered with these epic hibiscus margaritas.
Strawberry Hibiscus Margaritas
- 6 large fresh strawberries (or 10-12 medium)
- 1 cup hibiscus tea (steeped and chilled)
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1/2 lime (juiced)
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup (optional, but recommended)
- top with a splash of sparkling water
- handful of ice
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiled, add the water to a mug and steep one hibiscus teabag in it. Transfer it to the fridge to cool down. I left the teabag in so that the tea was on the strong side.
- Once cooled, measure out 1 cup of the hibiscus tea and add it to a high speed blender. Remove the green leaves from the strawberries and add the large strawberries to the blender as well. Add the lime juice. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the hibiscus/strawberry/lime mixture into a large glass jar or a cocktail shaker. Add the maple syrup, tequila and a large handful of ice. Shake until chilled.
- Before serving, use a mesh strainer and strain the mixture over a glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water (optional) or more lime. Best enjoyed fresh.
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