Freshen up your next fiesta with this seasonal rhubarb margarita. Tart rhubarb is transformed into a unique and perfectly sweet syrup for this pretty springtime cocktail. It's simple to make and is ready in just 5 minutes!

Savor the flavors of spring by pairing this rhubarb margarita with our spring veggie enchiladas, or spring quinoa salad.

a glass of Rhubarb Margarita

Margaritas are known for being tart, so the sour taste of rhubarb is a natural fit for a twist on the classic. We capture rhubarb's flavor in a sweet syrup, then swirl it with tequila and lime for a simple and refreshing cocktail. We serve it in a pink salt-rimmed glass for an extra pop of pink!

Why you'll love it

It doesn't take a lot of ingredients and leftover rhubarb syrup can be added to all your favorite drinks. You'll love this rhubarb margarita because it's:

  • Perfectly sweet
  • Tangy from the lime
  • Easy to make
  • … and visually pretty, too!

Turn this cocktail into a mocktail in just one easy step. Simply omit the tequila and add a splash of soda.

looking down on a pink Rhubarb Margarita

Rhubarb Margarita ingredients

Here's everything you'll need to make a rosy rhubarb margarita:

  • Rhubarb – fresh or frozen both work for making the rhubarb syrup.
  • Sugar – granulated white sugar is what we use to sweeten things up. For a refined sugar-free version, use honey instead.
  • Water – for boiling down the rhubarb and making the syrup.
  • Salt – we love the look of pink Himalayan sea salt, but rock salt works, too (avoid using boxed table salt as the flavor is too strong).
  • White tequila – a classic margarita ingredient that gives this cocktail its kick!
  • Lime – juice for the cocktail, and slices for garnish.

You will have enough rhubarb syrup to make several margaritas. Or try using some of it to make a rhubarb mojito or some rhubarb lemonade!

How to make a rhubarb margarita

It's easy to make a fresh rhubarb margarita by following these simple steps:

  1. Begin by making the rhubarb syrup. Add the rhubarb and water to a pot and simmer. Use a fork to mash the rhubarb as it softens, then strain it with a sieve. Return the liquid to the pot and add the sugar, heating until it dissolves.
  2. Rim the glass with salt. Run a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and dip the rim in salt. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Now add the tequila, rhubarb syrup, and lime juice to the glass and give it a good stir.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice and rhubarb ribbons. That's it!

Full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.

a glass of Rhubarb Margarita garnished with rhubarb strips

How to make rhubarb ribbons

To make rhubarb ribbons, we recommend using a paring knife to make long thin strips of rhubarb. You could also use a vegetable peeler to shave the rhubarb stalks into thin strips.

Rhubarb Margarita: FAQS

Can I make the syrup ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the rhubarb syrup ahead of time and it will store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Can I use any type of tequila?

We prefer the milder flavor of white tequila as it doesn't mask the flavor of the rhubarb in this recipe.

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a Rhubarb Margarita in a glass
a Rhubarb Margarita in a glass

Rhubarb Margarita

Freshen up your next fiesta with this seasonal rhubarb margarita. Tart rhubarb is transformed into a unique and perfectly sweet syrup for this pretty springtime cocktail. It's simple to make and is ready in just 5 minutes!

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Ingredients

Rhubarb Syrup

  • 8 cups chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

Rhubarb Margarita

  • Himilayan salt, see notes
  • 2 ounces white tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • Lime slices and rhubarb, to garnish

Instructions 

  • Begin by making the rhubarb syrup. Simmer the rhubarb and water in a small, covered pot for 10 minutes. Crush the rhubarb gently with a spoon to release all of the flavor. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve then return the syrup to the pot. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves, about 2 minutes. Let the rhubarb syrup cool completely before using it.
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  • Run a cut piece of lime around the rim of a rocks glass then dip the wet rim into salt. Fill the glass with ice.
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  • Add the tequila, lime juice, and rhubarb syrup to the glass and stir.
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  • Garnish with a lime slice and strips of rhubarb.
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Notes

We love the look of pink Himalayan salt with this margarita, but regular sea salt works well, too. Avoid using boxed table salt as the flavor is too strong.
You will have enough rhubarb syrup to make several margaritas. Or try using some of it to make a rhubarb mojito or some rhubarb lemonade!
 
Serving: 1 margarita, Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 52mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 1mg
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