red rhubarb

April 1st, 2011

Can you believe it’s April? Yowza! Well, let’s ring in this rainy month with a little cheer. I found rhubarb at the corner market last week and you know what that means… Spring is totally coming, no matter what the weather is doing outside. There is something about finding those deep red stalks mingling amongst potatoes and onions and kale that feels like winning the lottery. I just want to jump with joy, knowing that there are more red fruits to come. So let’s celebrate with a red cocktail…

Cheers! To seeing new things at the market and relaxing.

red rhubarb

1/2 oz rhubarb syrup*
1/2 oz blood orange juice
1 1/2 oz rum

1
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds.
2
Strain into a cocktail glass and take a sip. Cheers!

*To make rhubarb syrup, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water over low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add 1 cup chopped rhubarb and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain out rhubarb and you’ve got yourself rhubarb syrup.

Comments: 6 Total

  1. Michelle

    April 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

    My rhubarb is a wee little plant right now but should huge in just a little bit. I could get down on this mix

  2. lo

    April 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Wow — just the color of that drink puts a bit of spring in my step. Can’t wait for the rhubarb to be ready in our area!!

  3. Ruth

    April 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Rhubarb may have to be purchased. ;-)

  4. Lisa (dinner party)

    April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Ooh, I want a dress in that color! So beautiful.

  5. Megan Gordon

    April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    You lucky girl…I haven’t been able to get my hands on any yet. Looks great, Kelly!

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