Rhubarb is a vegetable and not a fruit, but we use it is the sweet kitchen. It can be used to make all kinds of desserts such as cakes, trifli, pies, jams and chutney. It can also be made into a soup and even drinks. This rhubarb drink can be made under an hour. Just strain it and add gin, white wine or maybe just water. Add a few ice cubes and you are ready to sit outside enjoying a late afternoon drink.
make 4 quarts/4 liters
2 lbs./910 grams rhubarb
8 oz./240 cane sukker (all rhubarb can varier, so check to see if the rhubarb is too sour. Add more sugar if necessary while it is cooling off.
½ cup/2 dl apple cider vinegar
To make, cut of top and bottom of rhubarb – take care to not cut much of the bottom of rhubarb because the most concentration taste is there. Rense and cut into large pieces. Place them in a large pot together with sugar, water and vinegar. Bring the pot to boiling, turn down and let simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 20-25 minutes. Strain and pour the drink into a bottle. Place in the refrigerator. It will keep for 1-2 weeks.
To serve, add more water or maybe a little white wine, gin and a slice of lemon.