Rhubarb Syrup

Rhubarb Syrup

Ingredients
  • Chopped rhubarb
  • Equal amount of sugar
  • Just a little water
If you're running out of things to do with rhubarb, then make syrup. Rhubarb syrup is pretty in the jar--pinkish in the sunlight--and has many uses in food and drink.
  1. Extract the juice. This means chopping up the rhubarb and steaming it soft in a pot with just a little water. Then you strain off the juice.

  2. Heat the juice in a steel pot along with equal parts of sugar, simmering a little, producing a heavy syrup.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rhubarb syrup
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • Juice of a lime
This syrup, mixed with ice and club soda, makes a good cooler, but without doubt the highest and best use of rhubarb syrup is the production of Lena Margaritas.
  1. Fill your blender with ice.
  2. Mix the syrup, tequila, and lime juice into an icy froth.
Rhubarb syrup also is a good topping for bread pudding, especially if you dress it up a little. Melt a little butter in it, then add a shot of bourbon, or--try black current Absolute.