Saturday 28 May 2016
Rhubarb Simple Syrup (and Susan's Cocktail)
I was surprised how pink this came out considering most of my rhubarb is more on the greenish side. But I guess there was enough pink to make this beautifully coloured simple syrup.
6 cups rhubarb
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups white sugar
Add all ingredients into a pot. Stew the rhubarb until soft, but no longer as you don't want the water to cook away. Cool then strain the liquid into a jar. This syrup can be stirred into yogurt, mixed with soda water for a refreshing rhubarb soda or used in a cocktail (recipe below).
This is the recipe my friend Susan made for us last weekend (although her rhubarb syrup recipe was a bit different than mine). I went straight home and made some syrup. Then picked up some bourbon soon after! Although the syrup had a nice pink tinge, the colour of the bourbon makes for more of a caramel colour for the cocktail.
Muddle several leaves of mint and a piece of lemon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add some crushed ice and the following ingredients:
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz limoncello
- 2 oz rhubarb syrup
Shake and serve.
I didn't have limoncello so just used the bourbon and rhubarb syrup (with the mint and lemon) and it was just as delicious!