Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita Recipe

The temperatures are rising and with the long days, there is nothing better than a tasty Strawberry Rhubarb margarita to cool you off. Strawberries were on sale and I spotted some rhubarb and a lightbulb went off. I know they are the perfect combo for a pie or jam, but why not a cocktail?

Next, I was trying to figure out how to make the delicious strawberry-rhubarb syrup. I knew I wanted ginger in there, so I added a 2-inch piece that I minced to sugar and cut up strawberries and rhubarb.

Why did I roast the strawberries and rhubarb? It all came from this ice cream book I have that has a Roasted Strawberry and Buttermilk Ice cream recipe that I love. So, hey, why not? The first few times I pureed the mixture, but really wanted a nice deep red simple syrup. So, I added more water to the dish covered it with aluminon foil, and baked it for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Strained and pressed the mixture through a strainer and it worked out perfectly!

The great thing about this syrup is that it can be added to some club soda or sparkling water and make for a nice refreshing soda! Enjoy!

Servings: 4 servings

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita Recipe


For the Pineapple Salsa:

  • 4 oz rhubarb, chopped
  • 4 oz strawberries, tops removed and halved
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-inch piece ginger, small chopped
  • 1 cup water

For the Red Chili Shrimp Marinade:

  • 3 oz tequila
  • 2-3 oz strawberry syrup depending on how sweet you like your drink
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • a splash of club soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, ginger and water. Cover with aluminon foil and place in oven for 10-15 minutes. You want your syrup to be bubbly and loose. Strain and press the liquid lightly through a strainer.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, strawberry rhubarb syrup, and lime juice. Cover and shake until mixture is chilled, 15-20 seconds. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass and enjoy.

For your salt-rimmed glass. Place salt on a plate and run the rim of your glass with lime juice. Press the rim with the lime juice onto the plate with the salt to cover.