This tart-sweet Rhubarb Margarita is made with a swirl of homemade fresh rhubarb syrup. If a Farmgirl was to have a signature drink…it would have to be this one!
I don’t often turn the spotlight directly 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.
This Rhubarb Margarita is also known as The Farmgirl Margarita around here. When I think of rhubarb, I think of growing up on the farm – where my love for rhubarb began, thanks to Mom. It seems that all of these things make this the perfect drink to celebrate my birthday, don’t you think?!
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. Serve it with my favorite Taco Salad and Pickled Red Onions or with these beautifully charred Grilled Margarita Shrimp, so very good!
To learn more about rhubarb, check out my Rhubarb 101.
*Here are a few more rhubarb recipes I’m loving right now: this comfy Rhubarb Sour Cream Coffee Cake, my beautiful Raspberry Rhubarb Skillet Coffee Cake, and these always popular Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars.
(This post was originally published in 2012, and remains one of my favorite seasonal cocktail recipes. Photos and text were updated in 2018.)
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
You’ll find all the familiar margarita ingredients here: tequila, orange liqueur, a sweetener, and fresh lime juice. Add to that my homemade rhubarb syrup, some freshly squeezed orange juice, and chilled club soda, and you have yourself a very refreshing rhubarb margarita. It’s that simple.
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.
Serve your rhubarb margarita in a mason jar
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.
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.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 149mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 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.
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