The time has arrived to kick off our seasonal potluck! April is rhubarb month, and its Friday, so I chose to do a cocktail for my inaugural recipe in the spirit of happy hour!
I’m going to be totally honest. Rhubarb was Kelley’s idea. I’ve never had rhubarb before in my life, nor did I know how to cook it. I’m pretty easy going, so I said ‘why not’? Of course my first thought was, “can I mix it with booze?” Sure enough, you can!
I found this great sounding recipe for rhubarb mojitos. Funnily, I posted on my Facebook page that I was drinking rhubarb mojitos and I got a huge response! Apparently, people love rhubarb. Well i’ll tell ya, they were awesome! I will definitely be making these again!
For the Rhubarb Syrup:
3 pounds rhubarb, sliced thin
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
For each Rhubarb Mojito:
4 tablespoons rhubarb syrup
1 ounce white rum
5-6 large mint leaves, torn
Seltzer or club soda
Lime for garnish (you can’t eat rhubarb raw, otherwise it would make an interesting garnish)
For the Rhubarb Syrup:
- In a medium, heavy pot, combine the rhubarb, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, and water. Bring to a brief boil, then turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer until the rhubarb is soft.
- Strain the fruit (actually, I think it’s a vegetable) and set aside for another use. You should be left with a runny, not-yet-syrupy liquid.
- Clean the pot and add the strained liquid. Boil over medium high heat until reduced to a thick syrup. Cool completely.
For the Rhubarb Mojito:
- Add rhubarb syrup and mint to each glass (I used a small highball-type glass). Add 1 ounce of white rum. Stir to mix.
- Top with seltzer or club soda, add ice, and top with a wedge of lime for garnish.
TRY THIS SIMILAR RECIPE FROM FOODAL
I love how the recipe tells you to drink! Yes ma’am! I enjoyed mine poolside since its uber hot here in San Diego
I’m looking forward to many more rhubarb recipes throughout the month of April. Please join our seasonal potluck! Everyone is invited! Try something new (like rhubarb for me) or post an old favorite to share with all of us! We’ll have our link gallery up soon so you can see what everyone else is up to!
Yummy! Just wishing I could have enjoyed my drink outside too…(sigh)
Your hair is soooo cute! Oh! and even though I don’t like mojitos, those look pretty appetizing!