Friday, May 7, 2010

rhubartini


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)

lemon juice

vodka

sugar


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.


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