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Hibiscus Gin Cocktail: A Floral Twist on a Classic

This hibiscus gin cocktail is perfect for summer! You will taste floral, earthy, and sweet notes in this unique mixed drink. It’s very refreshing.

hibiscus gin cocktail

Welcome, cocktail adventurers and gin aficionados! I’m excited to share a drink recipe today that is so pretty . . . so mesmerizing . . . it’s about to become one of your favorite summer cocktails.

Today, we’re diving into the colorful world of hibiscus. I’m talking about the hibiscus gin cocktail, a drink so vibrant and refreshing, it’s like sipping on a sunset.

This isn’t just any cocktail; it’s a botanical journey that brings together the tangy zest of citrus, the delicate floral notes of hibiscus, and the crisp kick of gin.

And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – a frothy egg white top that’s smoother than your favorite jazz tune.

Now, you might be thinking, ‘Hibiscus in a cocktail? That’s new!’ And you’d be right. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill gin and tonic.

We’re infusing your cocktail experience with a splash of hibiscus syrup, creating a drink that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

But wait, there’s more – we’re adding fresh squeezed orange juice and lime juice for a citrusy twist, and a hint of Campari for that bittersweet edge that whispers, ‘I’m sophisticated.’

gin hibiscus cocktail

This hibiscus gin cocktail is more than a drink – it’s a statement. It’s for those who appreciate the finer things in life, like a good gin and the exotic allure of hibiscus.

So, grab your shaker, some elegant glassware, and let’s embark on a mixological escapade that’s as fun to make as it is to sip. Ready to stir, shake, and pour your way into cocktail nirvana? Let’s do this!

If you’re new to mixology, I’ve got some thoughts on how to be the best at making cocktails. If you aren’t interested, scroll down to get the recipe.

Tips for Making Delicious Cocktails

Making great cocktails is an art that combines creativity, technique, and attention to detail. Here are some tips to help you craft exceptional drinks.

Start with Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality spirits (I recommend Sipsmith) and fresh juices. The quality of your ingredients greatly influences the final taste of your cocktail.

gin and hibiscus cocktail

Measure Precisely

Invest in a jigger or measuring tools to ensure accurate proportions. Consistency in measurements is key to achieving a balanced flavor profile.

Chill Your Glassware

Pre-chill your glassware in the freezer or fill them with ice while preparing the cocktail to keep your drinks cold and refreshing.

Taste as You Go

Don’t be afraid to taste your cocktail-in-progress. Adjust ingredients if needed to achieve the desired flavor. I mean you don’t need to be told to do this . . . right?

hibiscus cocktail gin

Remember that making cocktails is both a science and an art, so don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with your creations. Over time, you’ll develop your own signature cocktails and techniques!

Here’s what you’re going to need to make this hibiscus gin cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz of hibiscus syrup (see below to make it yourself)
  • 1 1/2 oz of gin – I recommend Sipsmith
  • 1/2 oz of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 egg white from a small egg

Hibiscus Syrup

(enough for 2 – 3 oz depending on how long you let it boil and how much it thickens)

  • 1/2 cup of hibiscus flowers
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of cane sugar
  1. In a small saucepan, place the sugar, water and hibiscus flowers. Mix and place on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes or until you notice that it has thickened and you cannot see any sugar left.
  2. Turn off the heat, and set aside. Let it cool to room temperature before using. 

Note: if you would like to use pasteurized egg, you can purchase egg whites at the store. It tends to create a rockier foam, but a lot of people can’t tell the difference.

gin cocktail with campari

Get the printable recipe for this cocktail below:

Yield: 1 cocktail

Hibiscus Gin Cocktail

gin hibiscus cocktail

You're going to love this gin hibiscus cocktail. Discover the perfect blend of floral elegance and gin's botanical notes in this refreshing concoction.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Shake Time 30 seconds
Total Time 5 minutes 30 seconds


  • 1 1/2 ounces hibiscus syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1/2 ounces Campari
  • 1 egg white (I recommend using a small egg)


  1. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, and hibiscus flowers. Mix and place on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes or until you notice that it has thickened and the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool before using.Pouring sugar into a saucepan with water and hibiscus flowers
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add some ice, your hibiscus simple syrup, gin, orange juice, lime juice, campari, and egg white.Pouring orange juice into a silver cocktail shaker
  3. Shake for 30 seconds.Shake the cocktail for 13 seconds
  4. Strain into your coupe glass and garnish with orange slices, hibiscus flowers, or other edible flowers.Strain the cocktail into the glass

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

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