This Midwestern Rhubarb Margaritas recipe is a refreshing cocktail that balances the tartness of rhubarb with the smooth taste of tequila.
The southern climes don’t necessarily have a hold on everything margaritas. Not after you taste this delectable south-of-the-border favorite with a Wisconsin twist: Midwestern Rhubarb Margaritas Recipe.
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You might not have ever thought about using rhubarb in a blended drink, but here in the midwest rhubarb is the perfect choice. It’s a hearty plant with red and green stems that is super tart–much like a lemon or a lime.
The secret to this margarita’s success is my Easy Rhubarb Compote. When paired with tequila, this cocktail offers an unparalleled smoothness that is also very refreshing. But I’m getting way ahead of myself.
How to Make a Midwestern Rhubarb Margaritas Recipe
As mentioned above, start with fresh rhubarb to make the compote. (Note: You can also use frozen rhubarb if that’s what you have on hand.) Cook this according to the recipe and allow to cool.
Next, add your margarita mix of Triple Sec and Tequila (my favorite is Jose Cuervo Gold), some ice, a squeeze of fresh lime, and a splash of ginger ale.
For a real hot twist, mince a jalapeño (sans seeds and ribs), about 1 teaspoon (more, if you really want it hot, hot, hot) and add it to the rest of the ingredients before blending.
RECIPE VARIATION – Take this recipe up a notch by adding cored, fresh or frozen strawberries and blend with the rest of the ingredients. A cup or so of strawberries will do the trick. No extra sweetner is needed. Enjoy!
Finally, sit back and relax. Enjoy!
Midwestern Rhubarb Margaritas Recipe
- 1 cup Rhubarb Compote (see Recipe Notes for recipe link)
- 1 1/2 oz tequila
- 1 1/2 oz triple sec
- 1 cup ginger ale
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 4 cups ice cubes
- In a blender, add all of the ingredients. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Serve with salt or sugared ringed margarita glasses along with lime and lemon slices. Enjoy!