Rhubarb Margarita

Oh, did you think that I was going to stop making margarita recipes? You clearly don't know me. Because there are so many great concoctions still to come. Last week we had one of my favorites, a Cucumber Margarita, or how about the traditional version, with my go-to classic version, that one is always good! But today, today I give you one that is so good, you won't even believe how easy it is. Rhubarb Margarita. Yes, that's right! Rhubarb is not just for pies, crisps or cobblers. It makes the perfect summer time margarita. So make a batch of rhubarb simple syrup and try this drink. And hey, if you have leftovers make the kids a rhubarb soda float! They'll love you forever. 

Rhubarb Margarita (rhubarita)

Rhubarb Simple Syrup
4 cups rhubarb, cut into 1" pieces
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 40 minutes, until the fruit is soft. Using a heatproof bowl, place fine mesh strainer over top and ladle rhubarb and liquid into the strainer, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to release more juice. Once you feel you have got all of the juice, a little over a 1/2 cup, set the syrup aside. 

*Note, I like to keep the leftover rhubarb and serve over toast, yogurt or ice cream. 

Rhubarb Margarita
makes 1

2-4 tablespoons rhubarb simple (give or take a little)
1-2 ounces silver 100% agave Tequila
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
kosher or sea salt
lime wedges and sliced cucumber to garnish

Fill jar with lots of ice, add  rhubarb simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice. Put lid on and shake, shake, shake. 

Run cut lime wedge along glass rim. Fill small plate with kosher or sea salt. Dip glass into salt and roll. Add ice cubes to glass. Strain margarita into glass and garnish with lime wedges and thinly sliced cucumbers.