18.6.10

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

My neighbour, Verdella, arrived with an armful of rhubarb yesterday.  My mind starts working immediately.  I wanted to make this rhubarb syrup to use with sparkling water or in martinis and cocktails.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

2 cups of chopped red rhubarb stalks
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar

Bring the water and rhubarb to a boil and turn off the heat.  Allow this to steep overnight.  Strain and reserve the juice.  Add the sugar and bring to a boil.  Chill.  Dilute with sparkling water to serve.  It would also be good with a nice sparkling wine.

15 comments:

  1. We are thinking along the same lines today.. i am making a chamomile simple syrup with some lovely chamomile I got in the green market... do you grow that in your garden?? One of my favorites is a low creeping variety that you smell every time you step on it... it ran wild in my old driveway so every time you drove in there was a whoosh of chamomile... and boy was it sturdy!

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  2. Je n'ai jamais fait de sirop de rhubarbe. Merci pour la recette.
    A bientôt.

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  3. As soon as I saw "martinis" "cocktails" I was there! Your rhubarb simple syrup would make for some very creative and delicious cocktails.
    If you do make cocktails, be sure sure to share. I would love to read about it.

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  4. il a l'air bon j'aimerai bien y gouter
    bon weekend

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  5. What a creative way to use rhubarb (or any fruit). I never would have thought of that.

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  6. Mmmm...I wish I had an armful of rhubarb! The simple syrup looks lovely and will come in handy!

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  7. Deana> that is another thing I have to add to my garden. I remember as a kid that it grew all over the farm, and you are right, it is tough! Love the aroma.

    Nadji> I love rhubarb so am excited about making some beverages with this simple syrup.

    Velva> my brain is working on it. I have an idea I would like to try but the weather is so cold and rainy that I'm not in the mood yet.

    mango> it is, isn't it.

    Marjie> I love it.

    Fimere> the flavour is wonderful and delicate.

    Memoria> 'or any fruit' I had not thought of other fruits! I will have to see what comes our way out here in the prairies.

    Lyndsey> I planted some in my garden, so next year I will have all I can use!

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  8. This is the kind of stuff I love to make! Stuff to be used for other stuff!

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  9. Great recipe Sarah; I wonder if I could do the same with mint. I really want a mint syrup recipe and I can't find a good one.

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  10. Pam> me, too.

    Joumana> I am sure it would be similar but you probably have to add colour.

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  11. This is what I did with my overabundance of rhubarb too. I think it is the perfect solution:S

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  12. Valli> agreed. It can be put in the freezer or water bath processed for use year round.

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  13. Love that you captured the colour....slurp!

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