If you have rhubarb in abundance like we do in our garden, you'll find this at least uses some of it. I recently posted a photo on Instagram of my evening treat and thought I'd share the recipe here. It's my go-to recipe to help cool off in the summertime that I've been making for a number of years now.
We generally fill our glasses to 2/3 full and then top it off with one of the beverages of choice:
-sparkling flavored water
- club soda
If you're feeling really adventurous and want a little more kick, a little shot of Vodka or Gin can be added as well.
6 cups (I even use 7 or 8 cups) chopped fresh or frozen Rhubarb, thawed
2 cups Strawberries (I used fresh this year)
7 cups Water, divided
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Orange Juice concentrate
3/4 cup Lemonade concentrate
*Note: I double the recipe to fit in a regular size ice cream bucket.
In a large saucepan, bring rhubarb, strawberries and 4 cups water (8 cups if doubling) to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.
Mash rhubarb; strain.
Reserve juice and discard pulp.
Add sugar, concentrates and remaining water to rhubarb juice.
Transfer to a freezer container and freeze.
Remove from the freezer 30-45 minutes before serving, scraping the surface as it thaws.
Fill your glasses and top with your favorite fizzy beverage of choice.
Serve and ENJOY during this official last month of summer!