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Rhubarb-Strawberry Margaritas

Rhubarb-Strawberry Margaritas

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

If you like strawberry rhubarb pie, you may find it hard to resist this fruity margarita, which arrives in a lovely shade of rose.

Note: The rhubarb-strawberry syrup recipe makes about 3 cups syrup. Syrup can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Extra syrup is delicious with seltzer or added to lemonade. Recipe is easily doubled.

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Margaritas

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 6 cocktails
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Rhubarb-Strawberry Syrup:
  • 9 cups chopped rhubarb (from 10 to 15 stalks, about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 3 cups roughly chopped strawberries (from 1 quart, about 13 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) water
  • 3/4 cup (about 5 1/2 ounces) sugar
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  • For the Margaritas:
  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) rhubarb-strawberry syrup
  • 9 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces) fresh juice from 7 to 9 limes
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) blanco tequila
  • 5 drops orange bitters
  • Garnish: 6 strawberries (optional)

Procedures

  1. 1

    Make the Syrup: Add rhubarb, strawberries, water, and sugar to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let simmer until rhubarb breaks into strands, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl, let cool. Discard solids (or reserve for another use).

  2. 2

    For Margaritas: Mix rhubarb syrup, lime, Cointreau, tequila, and bitters in a sealable jar or pitcher. Serve immediately over ice, with strawberry garnish on the side of the glass if desired, or chill mixture (without ice) for up to 5 hours in the refrigerator. Re-stir and serve over ice.

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