Monday, May 17, 2010

Rhubarb-a-Ritas!!!

We have a Rhubarb plant...
Every spring, we get at least three large harvests from our wonderful pie-plant!
This year, i thought we could do something beyond pies or crisps or stewed toppings for ice-cream.

  So I chopped up about 8 stalks and simmered it in a simple syrup concoction (1 part sugar to 2 parts water - this batch used 4 cups of sugar and 8 cups water). Simmer this until the rhubarb seems to have fallen apart and is just a globby bit of green. 
Strain the syrup from the rhubarb bits and bottle. 
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We got about 3 liters (see the discombobulated rhubarb remains behind the bottles?)

Jon made "Rubarb-A-Ritas"
2 double shots of tequila, a cup of the rhubarb syrup, and enough ice to cover the liquid in the blender. 
WHIRRRRRRR
Pour into a martini glass, rimmed with sea salt and garnish with a lemon slice. 

Kids will like their rhubarb syrup mixed with some soda water (Rhubarb Soda Pop!) or in their lemonade :-)



1 comment:

Cindy said...

Sounds yummy! Wish I could drink tequila--.