Rhubarb Margarita

This Rhubarb Margarita is a tangy and refreshing twist on the classic margarita, combining the tartness of rhubarb with the zesty flavors of lime and the smoothness of tequila.

It’s a vibrant cocktail that is perfect for any occasion, offering a unique and delightful drink that’s sure to impress.

Made with ruby red rhubarb syrup, Blanco tequila, and plenty of citrus, this rhubarb margarita is THE drink of the summer.

Sparkling Rhubarb Margarita

Why You’ll Love This Rhubarb Margarita

The Rhubarb Margarita is a delightful blend of flavors, combining the tartness of rhubarb with the zesty lime and smooth tequila.

It’s a beautifully balanced cocktail that’s both invigorating and satisfying.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy, this Rhubarb Margarita is the perfect choice.


Here’s what you’ll need to create this refreshing cocktail:

  • Rhubarb Syrup: Made from fresh rhubarb, sugar, water, and lime juice.
  • Tequila: A good quality blanco tequila for a smooth base.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed for the best taste.
  • Triple Sec (or Orange Juice): For a touch of sweetness and orange flavor.
  • Salt: For rimming the glass.
  • Ice: To chill the drink.
  • Garnish: Lime wedge, rhubarb stalk, and fresh mint (optional).

Rhubarb Simple Syrup Recipe

You’ll need to use rhubarb simple syrup to get the best possible flavor. Not only will it provide a punch of sweet-tart flavor, but the color is sensational!


  • 360 grams of fresh or frozen Rhubarb (about 3 cups)
  • 175 ml of Water (3/4 cups)
  • 300 grams of Sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • 60 ml of Lime Juice (1/4 cup)


  1. Add the water and chopped rhubarb to a saucepan and turn the heat to medium-high.
  2. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Strain the rhubarb into a heat-proof container. Use cheesecloth if you want to ensure no bits of fruit come through.
  4. Gently press the fruit to get out all the liquid.
  5. Measure the amount of liquid you have, then add more water until you have 700 ml (about 3 cups).
  6. Add the liquid back into the pot with the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and strain once more. 
  8. Add the lime juice, stir, then leave to cool for 5-10 minutes. Pour the rhubarb syrup into a glass container and store it in the fridge for up to one month.

If you want something a little sweeter, use half the amount of rhubarb and add an equal amount of strawberries to the mix.

Rhubarb Margarita with Fresh Strawberries

Tips for the Perfect Rhubarb Margarita

  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh rhubarb and lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill Out: Chill the glasses in the fridge for 30 minutes, and don’t forget to rim the glasses with salt or a blend of sugar and lime zest!
  • Adjust Sweetness: Taste the cocktail before serving and adjust the sweetness by adding more rhubarb syrup or lime juice as needed.
  • Salted Rim: The salted rim adds a nice contrast to the tartness of the cocktail, so don’t skip this step.
  • Lime Rim: To make lime sugar, simply zest two limes into 200 grams of sugar and mix until combined. Then, run a lime wedge around the rim of your glasses and dip them in the sugar mixture.

Recipe Variations

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita: Add a few strawberries to the shaker for a fruity twist.
  • Spicy Rhubarb Margarita: Add a slice of fresh jalapeño to the shaker for a spicy kick.
  • Herbal Rhubarb Margarita: Add a sprig of fresh basil or rosemary to the shaker for an aromatic twist.
  • Sparkling Rhubarb Margarita: Top the glass with a splash of seltzer, soda water, or citrus soda.


Can I use frozen rhubarb?

Yes, you can use frozen rhubarb. Thaw it before making the syrup for the best results.

What type of tequila should I use?

A good quality blanco tequila works best for this cocktail, but you can also use reposado if you prefer a slightly aged flavor.

Can I make this cocktail ahead of time?

It’s best to make this cocktail fresh, but you can prepare the rhubarb syrup in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Rhubarb Margarita

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
10 min
180 kcal
Try this vibrant and insanely delicious rhubarb margarita the next time you want something sweet, tart, and boozy.


  • 8 oz tequila
  • 6 oz rhubarb syrup
  • 4 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • Salt for rimming the glasses
  • Ice
  • Garnish: lime wedges, rhubarb stalks, fresh mint (optional)


  1. Chill and rim the glasses with lime sugar. Keep them in the fridge while you make the drinks.
  2. Add the rhubarb syrup, tequila, Cointreau, and citrus juices to a pitcher with ice.
  3. Stir until well blended.
  4. Add ice to the chilled glasses and dived the margarita mixture between them.
  5. Top up with soda to taste, and gently stir to blend.
  6. Serve with a lime wedge, and enjoy!

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