Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita #ImprovCookingChallenge

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita: A refreshingly sweet/tart drink, flavored with strawberries, rhubarb and lime, for a unique but delicious twist on the classic margarita. It's the perfect balance of sweet, tart and tequila!

Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita - Home Sweet Homestead

If you go through my blog, you'll notice that the only adult beverage I have on here are margaritas. I've tried other types of alcoholic beverages in my life, and some of them were pretty good. But none can compare to my all time favorite.

I've been wanting to try a rhubarb flavored version for quite awhile, so when I seen this month's #Improvcookingchallenge involved strawberries and rhubarb, I knew it was finally time.

Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup - Home Sweet Homestead
Just look at that color. Isn't it beautiful?

There's nothing like a classic margarita, but this seasonal take is a vibrant twist of sweet/tart freshness, that will wake your taste-buds up and let them know spring is here.

I haven't had much experience cooking with rhubarb, but after I found out how well it did in this recipe, I can't wait to try my hand at using it in other things, like old-fashioned rhubarb bread.

Home Sweet Homestead - Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita

Once you get the strawberry rhubarb syrup made, these margaritas are a snap to whip up.  With just six simple ingredients, you can make an amazing margarita that's perfect for Spring!

Printable recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita


1/3 cup Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup (recipe below)
1/4 cup Silver Tequila
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Kosher salt or sugar for rimming the glass (optional)
lime slice and strawberry, for garnish

1 1/2 cups hulled, sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup pure cane sugar
1 cup water


Add the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a fast simmer.
While it is simmering, use a wooden spoon to stir and mash the fruit until it is broken down, and is a deep red color, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to lightly stir the mixture, to encourage as much liquid as possible from the strainer into the bowl. Let cool in the refrigerator for several hours.

If you'd like, run a lime wedge around the edge of the margarita glass, and dip in sugar or salt. I prefer mine without.
Fill a cocktail shaker (a mason jar with a lid works well too) with 5 or 6 ice cubes, then add the strawberry rhubarb syrup, tequila, and lime juice. Shake vigorously to combine.
Fill glass with a few ice cubes and pour the margarita into the glass. Garnish with a lime slice and strawberry, and serve.

April's tips:

Don't just use the strawberry rhubarb syrup in this margarita. It's also really good mixed with some cold sparkling water. I'm going to try it in lemonade next.

Syrup can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The #ImprovCookingChallenge is a monthly blogging event where two ingredients are assigned to a month. Bloggers can make any recipe they like, as long as it features the two ingredients. If you are a blogger and would like to join us, please visit our Facebook page. You can also read more about the event on our home page.


If you’d like to see previous creations, check out our Pinterest board.

Strawberry & Rhubarb

{I seriously love margaritas. Be sure to check out my Classic Old Fashioned Margarita, Frozen Peach Margarita, and Apple Cider Margarita.}


Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita - Home Sweet Homestead

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