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Kicking off the seasonal potluck with a happy hour drink – rhubarb margaritas!  We’ll call this a spring margarita, since the traditional kind typically remind me of summer.  These drinks turned out very citrusy, almost a grapefruit-like flavor according to my husband.  It was something different though, and they turned out pretty good.  I used meyer lemons because they are sweeter than regular lemons.  Since rhubarb is so tart already, I thought traditional lemons might be a little too much.

Rhubarb Margarita, makes 2 drinks

3 ounces silver tequila

1 ounce triple sec or cointreau

4 ounces meyer lemon juice

3 ounce rhubarb puree (recipe follows)

ice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, pour over ice.  Garnish with a slice of meyer lemon if desired.

Rhubarb Puree

1 cup rhubarb, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

1/4 cup sugar

zest of one meyer lemon

splash of water

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until rhubarb is soft, about 20 minutes.  Puree mixture into a food processor or blender.

*You will have much more puree than necessary for two margaritas.  However, this can be used as a topping for ice cream, oatmeal, or as an ingredient in other drinks!

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