This tart-sweet Rhubarb Margarita cocktail is made with a swirl of homemade fresh rhubarb syrup. It’s a beautiful, fun rhubarb drink for spring and summer!
If a Farmgirl was to have a signature drink…it would have to be a Rhubarb Margarita!
I don’t often turn the spotlight on myself. But my birthday is this week. And to celebrate, I wanted to reacquaint you with a recipe I shared very early on in this blog’s lifetime – my favorite cocktail, a margarita.
I often refer to this drink as The Farmgirl Margarita. When I think of rhubarb, I think of growing up on the farm – where my love for rhubarb began, thanks to Mom.
This is my go-to margarita for spring and summer, when the rhubarb is fresh and abundant. With a good amount of chilled, bubbly club soda in the glass, this rhubarb margarita is wonderfully refreshing. I like to serve it with my favorite Taco Salad and Pickled Red Onions or these beautifully charred Margarita Grilled Shrimp, so very good!
To learn more about rhubarb: check out my Rhubarb 101.
And here are a few more popular rhubarb recipes: this comfy Rhubarb Sour Cream Coffee Cake, my beautiful Raspberry Rhubarb Skillet Coffee Cake, and these always popular Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars.
What to make with rhubarb?
When the first stalks of rhubarb appear in our grocery stores, just a bit before our own plants are ready to harvest in the yard, I can’t help but get the itch.
The itch to make all things rhubarb.
One of the recipes I always make right away each spring is this Ruby Rhubarb Syrup. I just made a fresh batch, converting that super tart rhubarb into a sweet, thickened syrup. We like to drizzle the beautiful syrup over waffles, stacks of buttermilk pancakes, fresh berries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and simple bowls of Greek yogurt.
Our kids also like having this syrup on hand for special drinks this time each year. I simply pour some syrup over ice in a tall glass and then top it off with cold club soda. Or I stir it into some lemonade. Both of these are super fun and refreshing summery drinks.
And as you probably already guessed, rhubarb syrup is pretty darn awesome in a margarita!!
How to make a rhubarb margarita
I’ve always liked a classic margarita on the rocks. Here’s how to make a margarita – it’s so easy!
And then in this recipe, I take all the familiar margarita ingredients – tequila, orange liqueur, a sweetener, and fresh lime juice – and add homemade rhubarb syrup, some freshly squeezed orange juice, and chilled club soda. It’s delightful!
But the best part?
I wrote this recipe to accommodate making four cocktails. It’s been evident to me how people like having a big-batch cocktail recipe for easy entertaining.
Two more big-batch margarita recipes for you: Prosecco Margaritas and my Margarita Recipe for One and for a Crowd.
How to Serve a Rhubarb Margarita
It should go without saying, but The Farmgirl Margarita deserves to be served in a mason jar.
I like to use these wide mouth pint jars. They’re very durable, our everyday choice for drinking glasses.
And I always love a salted rim.
As you can see, rhubarb is not just for coffee cakes, pies, crisps, cobblers, breads, and scones.
It’s also fun to drink!
If you’re not a fan of tequila and want to try this beautiful syrup in a cocktail, I can also offer you my Rhubarb Mojitos, wonderful with rum and fresh mint.
If you like this rhubarb margarita recipe, you might like:
*Here are a few recipes I’d like to try: this gorgeous Lady Greyhound Cocktail from Foodie With Family, Tequila Pineapple Punch from Beyond Frosting, and a Whiskey Smash from The Noshery.
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All the familiar flavors of a classic margarita, along with the tart-sweet addition of a homemade fresh rhubarb syrup. I love to serve this when rhubarb is fresh and plentiful each spring and summer!
- thin lime wedges, for salt rim on glasses and final garnish
- margarita salt for the jar rims, optional
- 1 c. Ruby Rhubarb Syrup
- 3/4 c. tequila blanco (I recommend Patrón)
- 1 T. orange liqueur (I recommend Cointreau)
- 1/3 c. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
- chilled club soda
- If salting the rims of your glasses, lightly rub a lime wedge around the rims of four wide mouth pint jars (or other 16-ounce glasses) and then 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. Divide mixture evenly between the four prepared glasses, just a bit more than 1/2 cup per glass. Fill glass with crushed ice to fill the glass 2/3 of the way. Top with club soda to almost fill the glass. With a spoon, gently stir the drink to incorporate the heavier rhubarb syrup mixture into the club soda. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top and then garnish with another lime wedge.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
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This post was originally published in 2012, and remains one of my favorite spring and summer cocktail recipes. Photos and text were updated in 2018.
I looooove rhubarb! This looks positively incredible!
I am not usually a margarita person, but these might just change my mind! They look SO GOOD!
I’ll gladly take two of these gorgeous looking margaritas!
I love making fun cocktail drinks at home, especially in the summer! Can’t wait to try :)
Brenda, your blog is one of my favorite blogs! What a wonderful idea for a margarita!!!
What a great way to get your veggies! Your pictures are so pretty and what fun to make this drink out of rhubarb syrup.
Thank you so much Nancy. Have a great weekend!
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*
Margaritas are my mixed drink weakness. Just something about the sweet and tequila and salt together. Let me know when your vow becomes reality!!
I love all your rhubarb recipes, especially this one. I’ll have to make this tonight since Friday night is just too far away.
I’m glad you’re enjoying the rhubarb recipes! I think I’ve got one more yet to post this spring. :)
Oh you already know I’m crazy for rhubarb so this is my kind of drink!
Wow! I like it very much. Thanks for your great recipe. I hope i will make it successfully like you.
So pretty, love the mason jars & lime wedges!
Thank you, Laura. :)
I love anything rhubarb and I would absolutely love this margarita! Lovely!
Thank you, Tracy – have a great weekend! :)
It does make for an eye catching drink and I like the mason jar glass, nice touch.
This sounds pure delicious! I love it!
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!
Thank you, Cassie – hope you like them! :)