Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas are a perfect celebration of summer! They’re made with an infused simple syrup, tequila (or mezcal) and some fresh orange juice. Easily made nonalcoholic as well!
For the strawberry rhubarb simple syrup (makes extra):
- 3 cups (12 oz) sliced rhubarb (no need to peel)
- 1/3 cup agave syrup (or maple syrup)
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- Pinch of salt
For the margaritas:
- 2 oz (1/4 cup) orange juice*
- 2 oz rhubarb syrup (outlined above)
- 1 1/2 oz tequila**
- 1 oz orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
- Begin by preparing simple syrup. Add rhubarb, agave, strawberries, and salt to a small pan over medium heat. Pour 1 cup of water over everything and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until rhubarb pieces have softened and are very stringy.
- Carefully pour mixture into a fine mesh strainer, collecting the syrup in a jar underneath. You may need to press on the rhubarb a bit to ensure all of the liquid is squeezed out. Reserve fruit pulp for use in another recipe, like waffles or muffins. Set jarred syrup aside (you will have plenty left over).
- To an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add orange juice, 2 oz rhubarb syrup, tequila, and orange liqueur. Shake for 20 seconds, until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with fruit as desired.
* Feel free to substitute lime juice for a more traditional margarita.
**Mezcal can be used in place of tequila if you like a smokier flavor. Substitute sparkling water for an alcohol-free version.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 254 calories
- Sugar: 23.3 grams
- Sodium: 2.2 milligrams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Saturated Fat: 0 grams
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 27.3 grams
- Fiber: 0.2 grams
- Protein: 0.5 grams
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Keywords: margarita, cocktail, rhubarb, strawberry, summer, drink