Thursday, June 7, 2007

Rhubarb Nectar Recipe

Here's a fantastic recipe that was brought to my attention by a friend on flickr. It's a great way to use the larger stalks of rhubarb and makes a refreshingly tart summer drink.

Rhubarb Nectar:
*10-12 stalks of rhubarb, cleaned and chopped
*1 lemon, unpeeled and chopped
*1 lime, unpeeled and chopped
*1-2 oranges, unpeeled and chopped
*1 piece of fresh ginger root, about 1-2" piece, chopped

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer over a low heat until the mixture is mush, about an hour. (stirring now and then of course)

Place a colander over a large bowl or pot and line with a piece of cheese cloth.

Pour mixture into colander and strain. Gather up edges of cloth and wring tightly pressing with a flat spatula to strain out all the juice.

Pour nectar into jars or bottles and refrigerate or freeze.
(tip: freeze in ice cube trays for individual serving sizes)

Rhubarb Nectar Mixers:
1 part rhubarb nectar
3 parts tonic water or club soda
(1 part vodka-optional)


six gun sally said...

Ohh.. I'll have to try this. It sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

seaside1 said...

You beat me by a rhubarb country mile with this fabulous illustrated recipe that looks like it came straight from the pages of a Martha Stewart magazine...only better. Now when people ask me for the recipe, I going to steer them over to your blog...I can't top that!
Green wellies Barb

Andrea said...

yum, I'll have to try this! my grandmother use to make the best rhubarb pie! after seeing your blog I have such a craving, lol!