These Hawaiian Li Hing Mui Margaritas are a Hawaiian favorite. It’s a spin on the classic margarita! This recipe will allow you to have the traditional margarita or the popular Li Hing Mui Margarita either way.
In Hawaii you can gaurantee you will see this Li Hing Mui Margarita on the drink menu…. That or the infamous Mai Tai or Lava Flow. But one of my favorites is definitely the Li Hing Mui margarita as it already has one of my top choices of mixed drinks involved – the Margarita!
The Li Hing Mui powder used in these margaritas comes from the salty dried Li Hing Mui plum. The plum I believe is ground up to give you this Li Hing Mui powder.
And the Li Hing Mui powder is used on a lot of foods such as mangos, pineapple, etc. It’s a nice garnish so to speak that’s sweet, sour, and slightly salty. I bought about 5 bags of this stuff here to Texas with me when we were kicked out of Hawaii…
If you are not near Hawaii you can order this powder online. I usually just go to Amazon for my purchases like this.
And if you don’t even feel like being bothered regarding ordering this Li Hing Mui powder and you need a drink ASAP, it’s all good…. You can still make this margarita recipe without the Li Hing Mui.
Ok guys, have a great weekend and Happy Easter! Make some of those organic Easter eggs where you use your gently used pantyhose to dye the eggs and then have the Easter Egg Hunt of the century!
And if you decide to make this drink this weekend to make it through this Easter Holiday – drink responsibly.
P.S. Here is my Sparkling Margarita Recipe that I used as a base for this Li Hing Mui Margarita. Get the recipe HERE.
Hawaiian Li Hing Mui Margaritas
- 4 ounces simple sugar (use simple syrup recipe below)
- 2 teaspoons Li Hing Mui powder
- 4 ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3 and 1/2 ounces tequila
- 3 teaspoons Grand Marnier or Orange Liqueur (for this recipe I used Grand Marnier)
- 1/2 cup club soda
- Sugar or salt for rim of the drinking glasses
- Slices of lime for garnish
Mix all ingredients together, and stir.
Spread the salt or sugar evenly onto a plate.
Use one of the squeezed lime wedges to moisten the rim of the desired serving glasses.
Then, place the serving glass upside down into the plate of salt or sugar making sure that the rim of the glass is coated with the sugar or salt (I like a lot of sugar so I twist the glasses around in the sugar a few times to give me a thick sugar rim).
Serve the drink over ice.
Garnish the rim of the glasses with lime wedges and placed some sliced limes in each glass.
Simple Sugar Recipe:
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
Mix the sugar and water together in a saucepan. Cook on low medium heat (stir frequently) until sugar has dissolved. Let mixture cool then add to whatever recipe you require simple sugar in.