Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

You’ll go loco for this Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet, made with dried hibiscus flowers, fresh lime and a splash of tequila.

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

Ever since I created a Blackberry Hibiscus Kombucha Shrub for Health-Ade a few months ago, I’ve been racking my brain for a delicious way to use up the leftover hibiscus petals.

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet with limes

I tried making a hibiscus pavlova, but when I powdered the petals and added them to the egg whites it turned the meringue blue! Go figure. So it was back to the drawing  board. But, as soon as I’ve mastered that hibiscus pavlova you’ll be the first to know.

close up of Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet
Then one day the idea for this hibiscus margarita sorbet struck me like lightning, and not a moment too soon, with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner!

hibiscus petals and lime

All you need to make this Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet is:

  • Dried hibiscus flowers
  • Sugar
  • Lime juice
  • Lime zest
  • Tequila

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

I’m swooning over the intense fuchsia hue, and the flavor is unmistakably floral and zesty.

I definitely wanted this hibiscus margarita sorbet to taste like a margarita, so I went light on the sugar and heavy on the lime juice and lime zest. And don’t worry, I didn’t forget the tequila! A couple of tablespoons is all you need. The boozy flavor is noticeable without being overpowering, and as an added bonus, the alcohol keeps your sorbet nice and soft.

close up of Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

I won’t judge if you want to sneak in an extra splash or two come cocktail hour!

pouring tequila into Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

I made this Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet as part of Margarita Week, a blogger collaboration happening now through Cinco de Mayo! For mucho mas #margaritaweek inspiration, check out all the recipes in this collaboration, created by Kate from Hola Jalapeño

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet
5 from 4 votes

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

You'll go loco for this Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet, made with dried hibiscus flowers, fresh lime and a splash of tequila. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword hibiscus sorbet, margarita sorbet, sorbet recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 pint
Calories 250 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces dried hibiscus flowers
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons tequila


  1. Bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in flowers. Cover, and let steep for 1 hour.
  2. Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Strain syrup, and discard solids. Chill in the ice bath. When cool, stir in lime juice, lime zest and tequila.
  3. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker. Transfer to a container and store in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

I recommend Reposado for this recipe

close up of Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet

Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet with tequila

You'll go loco for this Hibiscus Margarita Sorbet, made with dried hibiscus flowers, fresh lime and a splash of tequila.Perfect for a summer party, Mother's Day Brunch or a 5 de mayo fiesta #drinks #cocktails #easyrecipes #cincodemayo #mothersday

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  1. Victoria

    Looks delicious! I also love those little cups you served it in, do you remember where they are from?

    1. Denisse Post author

      Without the ice cream maker churning air into the mixture the texture would be more icy and hard rather than smooth. If you don’t have one, you could freeze it in a shallow baking dish and stir it up with a fork every 30 minutes or so until it’s frozen to make it into a granita!

  2. Cynthia Rhodes

    I made this for a friend who is vegan. She said it was the best sorbet she had ever eaten! Thanks for an amazing recipe!!


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