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

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active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Hibiscus Simple Syrup
Margarita

Directions

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.)

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

1 drink
192 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 15.8g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 12.9g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 20IU; vitamin c 8.8mg; folate 2.8mcg; calcium 14.6mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.4mg; potassium 34.7mg; sodium 6.1mg; added sugar 12g.

2 1/2 fat, 1 other carb

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