May 302015

Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Our version of Bobby Flay’s Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita recipe – sweet crisp and refreshing!

Rhubarb is aplenty right now, and we’ve already posted our favorite pie recipe but we thought we might shake things up a little! Tonight we made the sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas.

Since we don’t (yet?) have a resident mixologist here at Garden Candy, we must rely on the brilliance of strangers to concoct delicious vegetable-based libations for Friday night cocktail hour. Luckily for us, others come through. Here are a few recipes for you to try when you’re tired of the same old pie and want to drink your veggies!

These caught our fancy:

Bobby Flay’s Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Ingredients:

Margaritas:

  • Rhubarb Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 cups white tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec, such as Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice2 tablespoons fresh ripped mint leaves
  • Crushed ice, for the shaker
  • 8 fresh strawberries, hulled and finely diced
  • Rhubarb Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large stalks rhubarb, coarsely chopped

Directions:

Margaritas:

  1. Combine the Rhubarb Syrup, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, orange juice, mint leaves and some crushed ice in a shaker. Combine in batches, if necessary.
  2. Place the strawberries in the bottom of 4 margarita glasses. Strain the margaritas over the strawberries.

Rhubarb Syrup:

  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups water and the sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the rhubarb and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and steep for 1 hour.
  5. Drain the liquid into a small saucepan and cook over high heat until slightly reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the syrup to a bowl.
  7. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

More Rhubarb Cocktails worth investigating:

Rhubarb Collins by Jasper Soffer • Epicurious

A Killer Rhubarb Cocktail by Megan Krigbaum • Food & Wine

Rosemary & Rhubarb Cocktail

And a host more from Buzzfeed!

Cheers!

Christine

Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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