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Passion Tea Margarita Recipe

Passion Tea Margarita

One of my favorite Starbuck’s drink is a Passion Tea Lemonade. So I was impressed when a friend of mine turned the idea into a Margarita. Since you may be stuck inside due to the Corona Virus, you might just be able to knock this out if you have some Passion Tea in the pantry.

Just like I would for iced tea, I heat up 4 – 5 cups of water and steep about 3 – 4 tea bags of Tazo Passion Tea. Once it has had a chance to cool, I usually mix in a bit of lemon juice to add some tartness.

My key to margarita mix is to water it down. Generally mixes are so sweet and full of sugar, you don’t really need all that mix in your cocktail covering up any sign of tequila. So, I first start by putting ice in the glass and top it with your favorite tequila. Then, add a splash of margarita mix that has been watered down just slightly. Then, add in about 1 shot of the Passion Iced Tea and stir. If you don’t have margarita mix, just use lime juice and a little agave to sweeten. But the star of this show is really the Passion Tea and has a similar vibe to a Hibiscus Margarita or even a Prickly Pear Margarita.




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Winter Hibiscus Margarita

Hibiscus Margarita

This recipe came from one of my favorite foodie websites Food52. I also happen to love Cazadores Reposado, so I had to share the recipe. Now if you are looking to keep sugar on the low side, you can replace the sugar with this amazing sugar substitute Erythritol. It’s a naturally occurring sugar alcohol derived from corn and is naturally found in small amounts in various plants. It contains virtually no calories, has a low glycemic impact, and doesn’t contribute to tooth decay. I have already tried it a few recipes and it works great and reduces the guilt!

  • 1 1/2ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 1ounce Hibiscus syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2ounce agave nectar
  • Cinnamon sugar rim
  1. For the pureed hibiscus, bring 4 cups water, 2 cups of dry hibiscus flowers, and 2 cups of sugar (or Erythritol) to a boil. Remove from heat, strain and the hibiscus syrup is ready to use.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine all the ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Coat the rim of a margarita glass in cinnamon sugar. Serve cocktail over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.