An uber floral and lightly sweet twist on the classic gin & tonic recipe that you can make in under five minutes with just a few ingredients
Spring is in full swing and I thought you might want a cocktail to celebrate. I mean, I know that I do! So today we're chatting about a seasonal take on one of my faves, the gin & tonic cocktail. This spring gin & tonic aka hibiscus gin cocktail doesn't completely upend the gin & tonic recipe because it's perfect as is, after all. It's refreshing, effervescent, and potent. Let's get into it.
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What's in a Hibiscus Gin & Tonic?
The classic G&T recipe calls for three simple ingredients, gin, tonic water, and lime, over ice. To make my hibiscus gin & tonic recipe, just add two things to the mix. This is a cocktail for gin lovers with a little extra splash of the good stuff. Here's what you'll need to make it.
- Fresh Lime
- Tonic Water
- Wild Hibiscus Flower in Syrup
Tips for Making this Hibiscus Cocktail
- And if you're wondering what does hibiscus taste like? I gotchu, boo. Hibiscus is slightly sweet but mostly tart and similar to cranberry. It adds flavor to a gin & tonic that isn't overpowering and perfectly complementary to the citrus and other floral notes of the cocktail.
- Where to buy hibiscus flowers in syrup? I order them direct or snag them through Amazon.
- Can I eat the hibiscus flower? Yes, you totally can. Eating the candied hibiscus once I've drained the glass is one of my favorite parts of the this hibiscus gin recipe.
- Is this cocktail low calorie? Gin and tonic cocktails are naturally kinder to your waistline because the ingredients are so simple! This version has about 100 calories so you can sip without guilt. Check out the recipe card for full nutrition details.
I love a good Spanish style gin & tonic and do flavored gin and tonics from time to time so today's floral gin & tonic recipe is very on brand. After you add this boozy hibiscus cocktail to your repertoire, here are a few more ideas for what to add to a gin and tonic.
- Elderflower Liqueur
- Grapefruit, Lemon, or Orange (instead of lime)
- Juniper Berries
- Mint Leaves
- Other Edible Flowers
I hope you'll pour up a floral gin & tonic with hibiscus for your next happy hour at home very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this gin cocktail on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
How to Make a Gin & Tonic with Hibiscus
Refreshing classic gin & tonic cocktail with an easy twist of hibiscus syrup and flowers.
- 2-3 ounces gin
- 2 wedges fresh lime
- 1 wild hibiscus flower in syrup
- tonic water
Fill a highball glass ¾ full with ice.
Add gin to glass then squeeze lime wedges over top before dropping them into the glass.
Place hibiscus flower into glass followed by a bar spoonful of syrup. Top up with tonic.
Stir gently then enjoy responsibly!