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Rhubarb margaritas


Are you a fan of sour, fresh rhubarb? Then we have good news! Finally the pink vegetables are available again in good quality from local cultivation. Much better – and more sustainable – than imported goods. Now it's time to strike and celebrate the start of the season with a round of rhubarb margaritas al fresco.

A bit tart, a bit sweet, the rhubarb margarita with the iconic salt rim. It's up to you to decide whether you want to balance the flavors with plenty of syrup or stick to the mantra "sour makes you fun". We think it's worth leaving out the dough for a change and enjoying the rhubarb sticks in liquid form. Cheers!

This is what you need for 2 glasses:

  • 250 g rhubarb sticks

  • 125g sugar

  • 150ml water

  • 1 pack vanilla sugar

  • 5 tbsp sea salt

  • 60 ml lime juice + 1 lime wedge for the salt rim

  • 100ml tequila

  • Ice cubes

It's that easy:

1. First we make a syrup from rhubarb and sugar.

To do this, peel and finely dice the rhubarb. Bring the water to the boil in a pot, add the rhubarb pieces and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain through a sieve, collecting the liquid. Squeeze the pieces well so that all the juice comes out. Simmer gently in a saucepan with sugar and vanilla sugar for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The homemade rhubarb syrup is ready. Since you probably won't need all of it for the drinks, you can store the rest in a clean bottle in the fridge.

2. For the original margarita feeling, you of course need a glass with a salt rim.

In terms of appearance and taste, it's worth not using the fine standard kitchen salt. We recommend a high-quality sea salt instead. Here we go: Place the salt on a small, flat plate. Slit a lime quarter and place it on the edge of the glass as a decoration. Move the piece in a circle about twice to moisten the edge. Put the lime aside and dip the rim of the glass into the salt. Turn evenly 3 times.

3. Now it's time to mix!

Put ice cubes in a shaker and add lime juice, tequila and about 50 ml rhubarb syrup (more if you like it sweeter). Shake vigorously until the drink is well mixed and slightly foamy. Strain into two glasses, paying attention to the salt rim.