Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita


How come there aren't more jam cocktails? Mixing jam and booze is possibly the best more underrated idea ever. May I present you the easiest spring margarita of all time - the Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita.  


The cool thing about this recipe is you could switch out almost any jam for the Quick Rhubarb Strawberry Jam and have a killer cocktail. Just strawberry jam? Strawberry Margarita! Peach jelly? Peach Margarita!


Rhubarb Strawberry Margarita 
yield 4 cocktails 

salt
crushed ice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup cointreau
1 cup tequila


Rim 4 rocks glasses with either an extra strawberry or lime wedge and dip in a bit of salt. Fill the glasses with crushed ice and set aside. 

Stir together the jam, lime juice, cointreau, and tequila in a large pitcher breaking up the jam as much as possible. Add the ice, stir and pour into prepared glasses. 

8 comments:

  1. Oh now this looks good.. I need you to bring a pitcher of these on over to mi casa. :)

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    1. I know! We should make cocktail delivery a thing.

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  2. Whaaaaaat?! I didn't need to know this. Tequila makes me kind of evil, but a margarita is my all time favorite summer drink. I missed out on lots of them last year...must make up for lost time.

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    1. Tequila and I are totally frenemies. I think a margarita is a perfect summer cocktail!

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  3. I have attempted making cocktails using jam/jelly before, but always found that it was too thick to properly mix in (microwaving the jam plus a bit of water helped a little bit). Did you use this particular jam fresh, before it had even set up, or do you have another trick for getting it to properly integrate?

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    1. one thing I've noticed is using store-bought versus home made jams and the amount of pectin in each. This jam doesn't have a thickener at all so the ice and liquor break it down pretty quickly. Smucker for instance has added pectin to make it thick.

      Maybe try shaking the drink in a cocktail shaker next time to really break up the jam.

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  4. This looks so delicious! This makes me crave warmer weather and yard games. :)

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    1. Thank you - I am so looking forward to warmer weather!

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