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glass of hibiscus mezcal sour garnished with slice of lime
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Hibiscus mezcal sour

This Mexican-inspired twist on a whiskey sour is easy to make and with a wonderful balance of flavors.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 2 oz mezcal 60ml
  • 1 oz lime juice 30ml, fresh
  • ½ oz hibiscus simple syrup 15ml (see recipe below)


To make hibiscus simple syrup (can be ahead of time)

  • Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and ¼ cup dried hibiscus flowers in a small pan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for around 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is a deep pink/red color (it may be darker depending on the hibiscus). Remove from heat and allow to cool. 

To make hibiscus mezcal sour

  • Put the mezcal, lime juice and hibiscus simple syrup in a cocktail shaker along with plenty of ice. Shake for a minute until the drink is well chilled. Strain into a glass either over ice or straight up.


You can store the hibiscus simple syrup for a week or two in the refrigerator and use in many drinks in place of regular simple syrup for a splash of color and gently floral-tart flavor.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg