This Little Shop of Horrors-inspired libation from Jackson 20 has a complex bite, thanks to a combination of fresh lime juice and hibiscus sweetness. Specialty liquor stores and markets such as Balducci’s carry jars of wild hibiscus flowers in syrup.
Makes one drink
For the rim:
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1½ teaspoons powdered ginger
Combine all the ingredients and spread out on a plate. Lightly wet the rim of a highball glass and press it into the mixture so it adheres.
Make the cocktail:
2 ounces Milagro tequila
2 ounces chamomile-citrus-berry AperiTea mixer by Mighty Leaf Tea (available online here or on Amazon.com)
1 ounce hibiscus syrup from a jar of wild hibiscus flowers in syrup
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 hibiscus flower
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into the highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a wild hibiscus flower from the jar.