This past week has been a little tough on both of us. We took Blind Piglet #2 to college last week. Although he is a very independent and capable piglet, it was hard to leave him in a different city and state to make the trek back home to Texas. To add insult to injury, his birthday was yesterday. We celebrated before he left town, but there is always a strange empty hole in a parent’s core when you realize that you might not be the first one to wish your child happy birthday each year … anymore. Did any of his new friends at school realized his birthday came and went?
As life moves on, so do the seasons and we are nearing the end of summer and transitioning to fall. As one of our last homages to summer we conclude our special Flower Power Series this week with the Hibiscus Margarita.
We made this most excellent drink for our going away party for Blind Piglet #2 as we ate our Torchy’s Tacos and queso. The crowd loved the margs and we think you will too.
Good margaritas are so easy to make with fresh ingredients. We don’t want to know if you use a margarita mix. It will hurt our hearts! To make the Hibiscus Margarita you will need hibiscus syrup that we made in our Hibiscus Spritz post. (We have been using the same batch for our hibiscus beverages all summer. We just keep it in a plastic sealed container in the fridge.) Other ingredients include tequila, fresh lime juice, cocktail ready agave nectar and orange liqueur.
This recipe is a large batch recipe so it was perfect for mixing up early. It was ready to serve once guests arrived. We made a double batch of our recipe for a group of 6 adults.
The Hibiscus Margarita has a glorious color and creates a festive mood when served with Mexican food. It is easy to garnish and has a delicious fruity flavor.
This wraps up our Flower Power series for the summer of 2020. Here is a quick look back at the other hibiscus drinks we featured this season.
We hope your summer is winding down with some fun in the sun and great cocktails… even if you are missing someone a little!
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