Welcome to the Backyard Cocktails section of my life.
My dear sweet husband has perfected the rhubartini. He made me one of these last Saturday afternoon and I love it.
Here it is:
2 pounds rhubarb, chopped into one inch pieces
1 cup simple syrup (that's a cup of sugar and a cup of water, simmered until the sugar dissolves)
Put the rhubarb in a big pot and cover with water. Add about two tablespoons of lemon juice. Bring to a boil and stir until the rhubarb gets a bit mushy and its color fades. Remove from heat. Let cool for 20-30 minutes.
Strain several times and let the juice drip out of the solids for an hour or so.
In a large pitcher, mix simple syrup and rhubarb juice. Chill in refrigerator.
Shake 3 oz rhubarb juice and 1 oz vodka with ice and strain into sugar rimmed glass.
Be careful. Rhubarb is a natural blood thinner and after a few of these, you may fall down.