rhubarb blush + making it happen

April 22nd, 2011

Friday has arrived! After a false alarm a few weeks ago where I found a few stalks of rhubarb at the store and then spent the following weeks searching for more, I think they’re finally here. For real. Almost immediately, I whipped up a batch of simple syrup and started mixing drinks. This one, paired with a little lemon, gin and soda water, is one of my favorite ways to start the season.

Speaking of a new season, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. After 3 years of blogging and a little over a year designing and publishing Remedy Quarterly on the nights and weekends, I’ve decided to make it a little more serious. Starting this week, I will be going down to 4 days a week at my real job as a graphic designer and dedicating one full day a week to my side projects. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this! I look forward to exploring new things and making my passion projects bigger and better…I’ve dubbed it my “making it happen” plan.

Cheers! To spring, rhubarb and making it happen!

rhubarb blush
makes 1 cocktail
1 oz rhubarb simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz gin
splash of soda water
lemon to garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the rhubarb simple syrup, lemon juice, and gin. Shake vigorously for 10-12 seconds.
Strain into a short glass, add a splash of soda water and add the lemon slice.

Comments: 13 Total

  1. Michelle

    April 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

    WOW! Congrats! Life is all about making it happen! Have fun and I can’t wait to see what is next!

  2. Anna

    April 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations! It always makes me happy to hear about people making things happen!

  3. Molly

    April 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I am lifting a glass of virtual rhubarb blush to wish you a hearty congratulations to this new adventure you’re embarking on. Cheers!

  4. kate

    April 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Congrats, Kelly!!! I’m moving some pieces in my life right now to do the same. It’s slightly terrifying but so awesome, right?

  5. Donna

    April 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Get it, girl!

  6. Ruth

    April 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! Here’s to the next phase!

  7. kickpleat

    April 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hip hip hooray!!! Congrats on moving forward and taking charge and making it happen. And I love the blush of this drink. Will be adding it to the list of soon-to-drink cocktails.

  8. Lady Amalthea

    April 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Good on you! You’ll rock it. And what a beautiful “blush” is on that drink. Yum!

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  10. Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL

    April 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I totally can’t wait to make this! And congrats to taking that big step. So exciting.

  11. elizabeth

    April 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    cheers to making it happen! this blog is such a consistent source of delight.

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