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Rhubarb Mint Margaritas

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You know when you have a lot on your mind, and you forget that you have things to bake/ cook/ write about and suddenly it’s Monday? No? Just me? Okay well yeah that happened to me which is why today’s post is a margarita recipe. I think we all deserve a drink. I did, however, make a strawberry rhubarb pie on Saturday with the freshest strawberries I’ve ever had, but I won’t be posting it here because I still can’t get the thickness of the filling right. Bakers who make Strawberry Rhubarb pie, do you use tapioca, cornstarch, or something else entirely? This time around, I went with tapioca and it was still so runny! I cut out a slice before it was cool which definitely didn’t help, but still. ANYWAY.

This week, I was supposed to be taking a Chocolate Cake Decorating class in Brooklyn under the direction of one of my absolute faves, Erin McDowell. To my dismay, I received a call Monday morning that due to a water main issue, the class was cancelled. Guess I have to make my own chocolate cake to make up for it!! This is one of two cake decorating classes I’ll be taking this year because I’m insane. The other is at Bon Appetit (!!!!) with Claire Saffitz of the Test Kitchen and it was well worth the money I paid tbh. Like I said last week, this is the year of stepping up my layer cake game, and I’m not messing around!!

Anyone who knows the Lewis family knows that we love a good margarita. And because I’m me, I like to try different flavor combinations here and there. So, just because I don’t have a strawberry rhubarb pie recipe for you, doesn’t mean I can’t still talk about rhubarb. As you can see, this isn’t just any margarita recipe. RHUBARB. MARGARITAS. I hope it excites you as much as it excites me. This drink is a little sour, a little sweet, and so refreshing, not to mention its literally the most gorgeous color. Am I going to have to add a Drinks section on my recipes page?? This is the first drink recipe on Sweet D!! Look at us doing big things.

Okay before we get started, here are 5 things to be happy about today:
ONE. The smell of ripe strawberries.
TWO. Taking a day off in the middle of the week without any real plans.
THREE. Giving your room a good clean on a Sunday afternoon.
FOUR. Drinking enough water in a day.
FIVE. Gummy vitamins for adults.

Let’s drink!! {Adapted from here and here!}

Rhubarb Mint Margaritas

A little sweet, a little tart, with a gorgeous hot pink color, this is the perfect summer drink for your next barbecue!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: drinks, margarita, rhubarb, tequila
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Rhubarb Mint Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 cups rhubarb chopped
  • ΒΌ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar

Rhubarb Mint Margarita Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup Rhubarb Mint Syrup
  • flaky salt for the rim
  • mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

Rhubarb Mint Simple Syrup Steps

  • To a saucepan, add rhubarb, mint, sugar, and water, and cook over medium high heat for about 15 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and the rhubarb is beginning to soften.
  • Strain the syrup through a mesh sieve into a mason jar or other heat-safe container, and allow to chill before using.

Rhubarb Mint Margarita Steps

  • In a large mason jar or cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, tequila, cointreau, and rhubarb simple syrup and shake until well mixed.
  • Take a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of your glass, then press into a plate of flaky salt. Add ice and serve a generous portion into each glass. Garnish with more mint and enjoy!!

Looking for more rhubarb content? Look here, here, and here!

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