rhubarb mojito {summer recipe}

Each summer I find a new drink that I make over and over….  Past years have been creamsicle martinis, beer-tinis, long island ice tea, and a triple berry margarita.

This years drink is the rhubarb mojito.

I came up with this purely by accident.  A friend had shared a yummy iced rhubarb juice that looked so tasty that I thought I’d make it for my upcoming dress club.  After making the rhubarb juice I was afraid it wouldn’t be enough for everyone to have a really nice glass of it, so I began looking for other drinks that I could add it too.

Here are a list of the ingredients:

8-12 stalks of rhubarb

pitcher of water

1/2 cup of sugar

fresh mint leaves

fresh limes and/or lime juice

white rum

soda water

Take the rhubard and cute them into 3 inch pieces, add them to a large pot with the water.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.

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After an hour you’ll have this lovely pink rhubarb juice, strain the pulp out and discard.

While the juice is still hot from the stove add the sugar and stir to disolve.

Then cool the juice before using.  You can drink this as is or add a little soda water for a non-alcoholic version.

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Next fill a martini shaker with ice.  Add 1 oz of rum, 2 oz of lime juice, and 3 oz of rhubarb juice.

Shake  ::  Shake  ::  Shake

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In your serving glass add 2-3 torn fresh mint leaves, a tsp of sugar, and a little lime juice.  Using a muddler (or anything that smooshs everything together well) break down the mint leaves.

Pour the shaken rhubarb/rum mixture over the mint and top with soda water.

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Garnish the top of the drink with a mint leaf and slice of lime.

Best if enjoyed with a great friend on a sunny deck!!

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Posted on: June 12th, 2011 by Leslie 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    yummy! Will have to try this…thanks for sharing!

  2. Kelly says:

    Ummmm… wow! I’m going to have to try this one (I LOVE rhubarb). Do you think they’d allow this on the island ; )

  3. Sebrina says:

    Wow that looks amazing!!!!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Looks just as good as it tastes :) Seriously, one of the tastiest mojito’s I’ve ever had.