Rhubarb Margarita

 

INGREDIENTS

For the fruit syrup

2 large stalks rhubarb, chopped

450g fresh strawberries, sliced

350ml water

300g sugar

For Margaritas

50ml rhubarb syrup

35ml Orange flavoured liqueur

50ml Tequila

25ml Lime juice

Ice

For Rhubarb Soda (alcohol-free option)

100ml rhubarb syrup (you can use less if you prefer a less sweet soda)

Sparkling water

Ice

 

METHOD

To make the rhubarb syrup, place the chopped rhubarb, strawberries, water and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until fruit has broken up. Strain the syrup through a colander to remove the large pieces of fruit. Using a fine mesh sieve or a muslin cloth, strain the liquid again.

Once the syrup has cooled, pour it into a glass or a jar and place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.

To make margaritas, place a handful of ice, along with the tequila, orange liqueur, rhubarb syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake for one minute then strain into a cocktail glass.

To make rhubarb sodas, fill a glass with sparkling water and ice. Add 100ml of rhubarb syrup and enjoy!