Rhubarb Margarita {aka “The Farmgirl Margarita”}

If a Farmgirl were to have a signature drink…it would have to be this Rhubarb Margarita!

I’ve been having so much delicious fun with my bottle of fresh Ruby Rhubarb Syrup. The recipe makes a sizable amount, so I’ve been able to share some with friends and still have enough to play around with on my own. The syrup has been drizzled over warm yeasted waffles, fresh berries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and simple bowls of Greek yogurt.

It’s also fabulous stirred into cold summery drinks. Tall cold glasses of lemonade and tea swoon at its pretty red sweetness. And a margarita enjoys its laid back straight-from-the-farm garden goodness. When sipped from a small mason jar…well, this here Farmgirl can almost hear the creak of the ol’ porch swing.

Rhubarb Margaritas {aka “The Farmgirl Margarita”}

Yield: 4 small margaritas


  • 1 c. Ruby Rhubarb Syrup
  • 3/4 c. tequila blanco
  • 1 T. orange liqueur
  • 1/3 c. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • thin lime wedges, for garnish
  • margarita salt for the jar rims, optional
  • club soda, chilled, optional


If using margarita salt on the rims of your jars, lightly rub a lime wedge around the rims of 4 half-pint jars and then lightly dip the rims in salt. Set aside.

In a small pitcher, combine the Ruby Rhubarb Syrup, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and orange juice. Stir. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1/2 cup of the margarita mixture. Shake for 10 seconds and then strain into a prepared jar. Garnish with a lime wedge. Repeat with the rest of the margarita mix.

These margaritas are sweet. If you prefer yours less sweet, stir in a bit of chilled club soda at the end.

"The Farmgirl Margarita" concept inspired by "The Farm Girl Cosmo" from Heartlandby Judith Fertig.


25 Responses to “Rhubarb Margarita {aka “The Farmgirl Margarita”}”

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    Cassie — May 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Mason jars make any drink better! And margaritas are the perfect drink for summer. We are visiting my in-laws this weekend and they (and I) love margaritas. I think I will give these a try for them! I absolutely love this!

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you, Cassie – hope you like them! :)

  2. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This sounds pure delicious! I love it!

  3. #
    Thomas — May 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    It does make for an eye catching drink and I like the mason jar glass, nice touch.

  4. #
    Tracy — May 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I love anything rhubarb and I would absolutely love this margarita! Lovely!

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you, Tracy – have a great weekend! :)

  5. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    So pretty, love the mason jars & lime wedges!

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you, Laura. :)

  6. #
    Louis Tavion — May 17, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Wow! I like it very much. Thanks for your great recipe. I hope i will make it successfully like you.

  7. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — May 17, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Oh you already know I’m crazy for rhubarb so this is my kind of drink!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I love all your rhubarb recipes, especially this one. I’ll have to make this tonight since Friday night is just too far away.

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the rhubarb recipes! I think I’ve got one more yet to post this spring. :)

  9. #
    Paula — May 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I kinda vowed that this would be the summer that I try margaritas for the first time. Yours looks lovely and probably one way I’d really enjoy rhubarb! Love your *glasses*

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Margaritas are my mixed drink weakness. Just something about the sweet and tequila and salt together. Let me know when your vow becomes reality!!

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    Nancy @ CouponClippingCook — May 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    What a great way to get your veggies! Your pictures are so pretty and what fun to make this drink out of rhubarb syrup.

    • Brenda replied on May 18th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy. Have a great weekend!

  11. #
    Sweetsugarbelle — May 24, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Brenda, your blog is one of my favorite blogs! What a wonderful idea for a margarita!!!

  12. #
    phương — June 2, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I love anything rhubarb and I would absolutely love this margarita
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  13. #
    nguyen — June 2, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Margaritas are my mixed drink weakness. Just something about the sweet and tequila and salt together- http://naungonmoingay.com

    • Brenda replied on June 4th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! ;)


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