In preparation for National Margarita Day, this cocktail plays with hibiscus tea as a simple syrup. The mezcal provides a bit of depth, but avoids tasting like an ashtray.
2.0 oz Patron plata tequila
0.5 oz hibiscus tea simple syrup
0.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Shake, strain and garnish with a lime wedge.
For the hibiscus tea simple syrup: One cup loosely packed dried hibiscus flowers are steeped in once cup boiling water for three minutes. Strained and one cup of sugar (half organic, half turbinado raw) are dissolved I tot he warm tea. Cool and use. Excess is great as a sweetener for soda (0.5 syrup to 8 oz soda water and ice).