A fragrant and gorgeous twist on the classic

by bellocq | Spring Edition | share article

Spirited, quenching and vibrant, this scarlet-hued margarita is a fragrant and gorgeous twist on the classic. This recipe scales up easily, making it a great pitcher drink for festive gatherings. 
You could also use mezcal for a slightly smokier edge.

Makes one cocktail



  • Floral Salt, for the rim (see below)
  • 2 oz silver tequila infused with Bellocq Hibiscus Moroccan Rose Iced Tea (see below)
  • 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice, plus more for the rim
  • a dash of orange bitters & a splash of rose water, or to taste (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh rose petals



  1. Dip the rim of the glass in lime juice and then in Floral Salt. Fill salt-rimmed glass with cocktail ice.
  2. Combine infused tequila, juices, orange bitters and rose water in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake to combine.
  3. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with rose petals.

For the Floral Salt:

  • 1 tablespoon Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 2 teaspoons Hibiscus Moroccan Rose loose-leaf Iced Tea

Combine flaky salt and hibiscus tea in a mortar and pestle;
grind gently until quite fine.


Combine one bottle of silver tequila with 1/2 cup Hibiscus Moroccan Rose tea leaves. Let sit for four hours, or overnight; strain and discard tea leaves.



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