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Hibiscus tequila cocktail
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Nighttime drink: Hibiscus Tequila Fizz

Get the party started with this cocktails recipe from Bay Area mixologist Alex Smith.

In a large pitcher, mix Hibiscus Simple Syrup (recipe below), 2 cups reposado or gold tequila, 1½ cups grapefruit juice, 3/4 cup fresh lime juice, 3/4 cup sweet vermouth, and 3/4 tsp. aromatic bitters. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour 1/2 cup syrup mixture, then 1/2 cup club soda into each. Stir, and garnish with lime slices. Serves 12

Hibiscus Simple Syrup: 

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus
Combine ingredients in a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Cool, strain, and chill at least an hour. Keep for up to 2 weeks, chilled.






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