Memorial Day Rhubarb Margarita

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we say good bye to spring and hello to summer. Exiting spring means rhubarb season is ending, so I thought, why not give rhubarb one last hurrah? A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for my Rhubarb Tonic — the rhubarb syrup I make for that cocktail is so flavorful. One day while I was running, I came up with the idea for a rhubarb margarita. I really love making syrups that can be used in a variety of ways, including in many cocktails. Try making a batch of rhubarb syrup and then you can offer Rhubarb Tonics as well as this delicious Rhubarb Margarita.

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Memorial Day Rhubarb Margarita
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Rhubarb Syrup
  1. 4 stalks rhubarb, diced
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 2 lemons juiced
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Wedges of lemon
  2. salt
  3. 2 ounces silver tequila
  4. ½ ounce lemon juice
  5. 1-2 ounces rhubarb syrup
  6. ice
  7. shaker
To Make Rhubarb Syrup
  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain mixture and press through a sieve. Discard solids. Syrup can now be placed into a pitcher for easy pouring. This makes a good amount of syrup; use it for Rhubarb Tonics too!
To Make Rhubarb Margarita
  1. Fill a martini shaker with enough ice to fill an old fashion glass. Pour in tequila, lemon juice, rhubarb syrup and shake.
  2. Rim the glass with the lemon and then dip into the salt to make a salted rim. Pour shaken margarita with ice into glass, fill with more ice and garnish with lemon wedge.
Shaun Myrick