Amp up margarita night with a quick homemade simple syrup that packs a brilliant pink hue from dried hibiscus flowers. Serve with guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds and lime tortilla chips. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

Carolyn Malcoun


Hibiscus Simple Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in flowers and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Strain (discard the flowers) and refrigerate for up to 1 month. (Makes 1-1 1/4 cups.)

  • To prepare margarita: Stir tequila, lime juice and 1 ounce of the simple syrup in a tall glass. Add ice. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate simple syrup for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 6 mg sodium. 35 mg potassium; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 20 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 15 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;