A friend recently game me some rhubarb juice to experiment with, which made me very happy because I friggin love all things rhubarb. I decided to pair it with bourbon, mostly because that’s what we had on hand, but also because I thought the earthy tartness of the rhubarb would work well with bourbon. And I think I was right. This drink is tart and a little sweet, with a kick. Shawn and I enjoyed sipping them on the porch.
- 2 oz rhubarb juice
- 1 oz bourbon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- sparking water or ginger ale
Pour rhubarb juice, bourbon, and lemon into a glass of ice and stir. Top with sparkling water or ginger ale if you want to add some sweetness.
To Make Rhubarb Juice:
- Chop washed rhubarb into 1/2″ to 1″ pieces.
- Place chopped rhubarb in a large, non-reactive, pan.
- Add just enough water to cover the rhubarb, bring to a boil, and then simmer on “low” until rhubarb is soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Strain the mixture through a very fine sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract the juice.
- If you want to sweeten the juice, do so by adding about 1/4 cup of granulated sugar for each 2 lbs. of rhubarb.
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