Cheers to the weekend! What better way to celebrate than with happy hour? A warm summer evening is the perfect time to kick back with a cocktail or two. Something sweet, fruity and flavorful always takes us to a happy place. Shake things up this season with our Ginger Jamaica Margarita. If you’ve never tried this unique combination before, we guarantee it’s simply out of this world delicious. One sip of this tropical libation and you just may taste paradise.
Although we usually use flowers for decorative purposes, jamaica is truly an exception. Jamaica, also known as dried hibiscus flower pods, is a popular ingredient in the culinary world. This plant is native to tropical Asia with up to 300 different species all around the world. When you steep the dried pods with water, they impart a tart, cranberry and pomegranate-like flavor and deep garnet color. This delicious infusion combines beautifully with drinks, preserves and even sauces.
To create this ginger jamaica margarita, you’ll first have to begin by making the concentrate. All you have to do is boil water with the dried pods along with ginger and Melissa’s Organic Blue Agave Syrup. We’ve included instructions in the recipe below. The ginger will add a pleasant and subtle zing to the cocktail. In addition, the sweetness of the agave syrup will balance out the intense tart flavors of the jamaica. You can use this concentrate in any other cocktails, teas, agua frescas and more.
A ginger jamaica margarita is sure to dazzle even the most cultured of cocktail connoisseurs. The final touch that really takes this libation to the next level is the jamaica sugar rim. After all, it’s all about the little details that go into a recipe. This cocktail is the perfect combination of fruity, tart and floral that you’ll want to toast with all summer long.