Are y’all ready for the most stunning twist on the classic margarita? Swap out your tequila for mezcal & switch things up with rhubarb and rose & prepare to be sipping pretty poolside all season. This drink is out of this world & we can’t wait to make it our new staple! xoxo, LK
Hello, Camille here! Last spring I spent time in London and Paris with my best friend for a work and leisure trip. Eating at local classics and hotspots is also a favorite part of my travels as I come home with a lot of inspiration for new recipes to try at home. This trip was no exception! My food highlight of the trip was all the dishes and drinks featuring rhubarb, including a rhubarb mezcal margarita at Wahaca, a fun and colorful Mexican restaurant in London.
Rhubarb is in season from late spring through summer, making a rhubarb margarita a delicious spring cocktail to enjoy all season! I’m also loving adding floral flavors and edible flowers to just about anything I can right now. They are an easy and delicious addition to lots of recipes. Plus they look absolutely stunning! I added a touch of rosewater to the margarita to give an extra feminine and spring touch. This recipe is delicious without the rosewater for anyone that isn’t a fan of floral flavors.
RHUBARB ROSE MEZCAL MARGARITA
- Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- ¼ - ½ tsp Rosewater (optional)
- 4 Large Limes
- 4 Shots of Mezcal (1 to 1.5 oz per shot)
- Dried rose petals (optional)
- Coarse salt
- Make rhubarb simple syrup in advance, allowing time for it to cool. I used
- this simple recipe
- and added some lemon zest (optional). The extra simple syrup is great on ice cream, yogurt, tea cake, or in sparkling water/seltzer.
- Rim glasses with coarse salt. Run a lime wedge along the rim of the glass first to help the salt stick!
- Juice the limes and add the fresh juice, mezcal, 4 ounces of rhubarb simple syrup, rosewater if you're using (if you're unsure if you like the flavor of rose, start with less and add more to taste), and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and chill.
- Pour into 4 glasses. To dress up your drinks, add a lime wedge or my favorite, a sprinkle of dried rose petals (available at Whole Foods or usually any local grocery or specialty food shop that has dried lavender). Enjoy!