Three cheers for Cinco de Mayo!! It’s quickly approaching and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this fine holiday than with a fancy-pants margarita!

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

Actually, a bunch of us food bloggers have decided to celebrate in a HUGE online party that we’re calling MARGARITA WEEK. This whole deliciously fun event is hosted by Kate at ¡Hola! Jalapeño and you can click HERE to see all of our favorite margaritas (with more recipes to come over the next couple days). So wonderfully exciting!

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

Today I’m bringing you a fresh recipe that’s perfect for Spring and super easy to make! I made a delightful strawberry rhubarb simple syrup and then muddled some limes in it for a really fun and fantastic flavour. The flesh from the crushed limes pairs with the strawberry rhubarb flavour SO WELL!

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

I love fruity margaritas and I’m definitely adding this one to my “must re-make” list. Plus, that simple syrup is so amazing that I can’t wait to try it in a bunch of other drink recipes!!

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

Happy Cinco de Mayo! xo

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks

Ingredients

    Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 6 strawberries, chopped
  • Margaritas:
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 4 ounces strawberry rhubarb simple syrup
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce cointreau (or triple sec)
  • ice
  • coarse salt + sugar, for rim
  • lime wedges, for rim

Instructions

  1. Prepare the strawberry rhubarb syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, rhubarb and chopped strawberries. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally until the fruit has softened. Strain syrup to remove the fruit and reserve. Chill until cocktail hour!
  2. For the margaritas, put the lime wedges into a cocktail shaker/glass measuring cup and muddle to release the juices. Add the strawberry rhubarb simple syrup, tequila, and cointreau and stir everything together.
  3. Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of two serving glasses before rolling the rim in a mixture of coarse salt and sugar.
  4. When ready to serve, strain the liquid into the prepared glasses over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Freutcake

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2016/05/03/strawberry-rhubarb-margaritas-muddled-lime/

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12 Responses to Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas with Muddled Lime

  1. Sues says:

    There’s really nothing better than a margarita and I love this idea for rhubarb!!

  2. Kate says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo indeed!! This looks incredible! My favorite way to consume rhubarb is in a cocktail. I’ll be making one of these ASAP! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful recipe.

  3. Cinco de Mayo happens to be my half birthday, so I am all about celebrating this day! These margaritas sound like the perfect way to kick off the festivities!

  4. Yes this sounds amazing! I love a good strawberry-rhubarb simple syrup. The margaritas coming out this week are so goooooood. 🙂

  5. Sounds like a winner- never would’ve thought of rhubarb in a margarita!

  6. Medha says:

    Ooh learned something new today- muddled limes sound so amazing! This marg is gorgeous 🙂

  7. Ah – This sounds so refreshing Katrina! A nice twist to the original classic 🙂 I was out yesterday and I had a rose and lemonade spritzer – and it worked a treat! I love exciting pairings of flavours like that 😀 Thanks for the inspiration! x

  8. I finally spotted some Rhubarb here in Arizona and I think I’m going to make these tomorrow! They look so good!

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