Inspired by Jacques Pépin's hibiscus tea and tequila cocktail, I decided to make a sweet and spicy hibiscus margarita. You know I like a little kick in my cocktails.
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ounce hibiscus syrup, plus flowers for garnish (I used a jar from Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.)
1 habanero pepper, sliced (optional)
Add ice, tequila, lime juice, hibiscus syrup, and a few habanero slices (reserving some for garnish) to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with hibiscus flower and habanero slices.