Are you team margarita on the rocks or team frozen margarita? Personally, I'm a fan of both, but when I want a cocktail that is just a bit more fun I ALWAYS crave a frozen margarita. That's why I'm so excited to bring you this recipe for absolutely delicious and refreshing Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas!
Truthfully, I think what truly makes a good frozen margarita stand out from a so-so one is the use of fresh fruit and plenty of lime juice. This creates a perfectly sweet mix that goes great with a kick of tequila!
Really Good Blanco/Silver Tequila.
There are tons of good brands out there, and exactly what brand you use depends on your budget and taste, but in general, a simple tequila is best. Any flavors added probably make for a lower quality tequila. Honestly, there are so many flavors in a margarita that simple truly is best!
Fresh Fruit or Fruit Compote
For this rhubarb cocktail recipe, I used blended whole fresh strawberries with a homemade rhubarb compote.
I recommend using softer fruits such as berries, mango, or kiwi in their raw state and blending them into cocktail recipes. When it comes to tougher fruits such as rhubarb, or apricot- it's best used to turn them into a compote with added sugar before blending.
Luckily making rhubarb compote is super easy as it just requires rhubarb, sugar, and water. After enough time boiling together, the rhubarb breaks down into a soft and sugary compote that tastes amazing in any blended cocktail recipe.
Fresh lime juice.
Take it from me, NO frozen strawberry margarita recipe is complete without a healthy squeeze of lime juice!
Not just any salt either, but Kosher Salt. Why? This coarse salt makes the perfect salted rim for your margarita. Fill one shallow bowl with water and another shallow bowl with a mix of kosher salt and lime zest. First, dip the rim of the glass into the shallow bowl with water. Then, dip the rim of the glass into the shallow bowl with the salt and lime zest. Let sit a few minutes to harden and then add your cocktail to the glass to drink!
Why you will love these frozen margaritas:
Part of the reason I love these Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas so much is that they are perfect to entertain large crowds at a summer gathering. You can easily double or triple the amount of rhubarb compote you make and even store it in the fridge for 2-3 days before your party to plan ahead and triple the recipe.
Whenever the party starts, simply add the ingredients to your blender, and 30 seconds later there will be enough margaritas to serve to a whole group!
Plus, making these cocktails elegant and pretty is super easy too. As I mentioned above, you can make a fun rim of lime zest and kosher salt. Other ideas include slicing up a few rhubarb ribbons and cutting a few strawberries in half to serve on top of these cocktails. Believe me, even though these pictures look fancy I PROMISE these cocktails took me 20 minutes total to make.
These strawberry rhubarb margaritas and my Peach Strawberry Sangria are truly my two go-to summer entertaining cocktails!
Personally, I am so ready for summer and all the refreshing cocktails that come with it. This cocktail combines the best worlds of a rhubarb margarita and a strawberry margarita with ice for the best Blended Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita recipe!
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Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas
- 1 cup chopped frozen rhubarb chopped into 2 inch thick pieces
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 2-3 cups ice *more or less ice depending on preference
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries *about 8 strawberries
- 6 Tablespoons rhubarb compote *made above
- 3 ounces blanco/silver tequila
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice *about 1 small lime
- First, make your rhubarb compote. Add your chopped rhubarb, water, and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook 8-10 minutes until rhubarb is completely soft and beginning to fall apart. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before using. (This recipe makes enough rhubarb compote for 4 margaritas).
- Once the compote is ready, add all of your ingredients to a blender including the ice, fresh strawberries, rhubarb compote, tequila, and lime juice. Blend for 30-60 seconds until completely mixed.
- Pour the frozen margarita into a cocktail glass and top with rhubarb ribbons and fresh strawberries to serve. Enjoy!
- Rhubarb compote can be made in advance and will keep in a closed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Margaritas are best enjoyed within 1 hour of making.