Rhubarb Rocks: 3 Delicious Drinks + A Simple Syrup Recipe

By Food + Drink Contributor Sara Little

Rhubarb Forever: 3 Delicious Drinks + A Simple Syrup Recipe // Bubby and Bean

I’m a huge fan of bright summer cocktails, and rhubarb simple syrup adds great flavor to a ton of cocktails – for any taste. I’d literally never used rhubarb because it’s one of those “obscure” produce items that makes me feel slightly intimidated. But I randomly had a cocktail out recently that used rhubarb simple syrup, and it was so delicious that I jumped at the chance to finally experiment with it. The results were amazing. Here is a recipe for rhubarb simple syrup, along with recipes for three different drinks (one without alcohol, the other two cocktails) with it as a main ingredient.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

1 c Sugar
1 c Water
3 Stalks of Rhubarb
Zest of 1 Orange

Cut the ends of the stalks of the rhubarb and slice into small pieces. Add the rhubarb, sugar, and water to a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Run the mixture through a sieve into a receptacle and discard the leftover fiber. The syrup you’ll get will be a vibrant hot pink and super sweet. You can make this in much larger batched, which I would recommend. All the drinks below require 1-2 ounces of simple syrup, so you can plan accordingly.

Rhubarb Sparkler

2 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup
1/2 a Lime Squeezed
Sparkling Water

Pour over ice and garnish with a lime slice.

Jalapeño Rhubarb Margarita

1-2 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup
2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 Jalapeño, Sliced
1 Lime Squeezed

Shake well, then pour over ice using a strainer. Garnish with a lime slice. (For more potent jalapeño flavor, divide your simple syrup batch into two batches before boiling, then add sliced jalapeño to one of the batches to boil.)

Rhubarb Fizz

2 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup
2 oz Gin
1/2 Lemon Squeezed
Prosecco or Champagne

Shake with ice and pour into champagne glass. Top with Prosecco or Champagne and garnish with a lemon slice.

Enjoy! If you try any of these, please let us know what you think. – Sara

I know I’m not the only one with a watering mouth right now. I love that rhubarb is so huge these days, because it not only tastes amazing, it’s also really good for you (even in cocktails, I swear). Sara is an event planner and “expert in indulgence” who has lived in the heart of Sonoma County California’s wine country for 12 years.  In addition to sharing her favorite foods and wines, recipes and more as our Food and Drink Contributor, she plans unique, personalized getaways to and events in wine country for her hospitality business, Wine Country Goodness, and travels the country in search of the best places to stay, explore, eat, and drink. You can also find Sara on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down 2016

Hard to believe it’s 8 years in the making since we started the ‘Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down’ calendar in honor and memory of our canine heroes touched by cancer.  
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Thanks Erich for being the Keeper of the Calendar.  

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Independent Art Forever + a $500 Giveaway from Minted!

Independent Art Forever + a $  500 Giveaway from Minted and Bubby & Bean!
1. Tapestry 4 by Oh So Suite  //  2. Calculation by Stephanie Nowotarski  //  3. Tangerine by Alexandra Dzh  //  4. Bold Leaves by Kelly Ventura  //  5. Hood River Boards by Shari Margolin  //  6. Minx by Lori Wemple  //  7. Market Theatre by Horizon Photography  //  8. Staredown by Amy Carroll  //  9. Let’s Get Paddles by Suwachi  //  10. Garden Whimsy by Monica Shafer  //  11. Ciao Bella by Kevin Robinson

I am always on the lookout for new art to adorn our walls. We live in a townhouse and don’t have a ton of wall space, but I tend to rearrange my rooms a lot and I love being able to switch out art from time to time. Recently, I decluttered our dining room and ended up with a big bare wall desperately in need of a nice large print, so I decided to get online and hunt down the perfect piece for the space. The prints you see in the collage above, all from Minted - a marketplace for independent artists – represent my final choices. Eventually I settled on #3, Tangerine by Alexandra Dzh. Like much of our home, the dining room is very neutral, and I fell in the love with the pop of orange and the cheerful simplicity of the watercolor citrus fruits.

As my regular readers know, in addition to the blog, I create cards and art prints on the side. I also designed a small clothing line for fifteen years. Because of my own experiences, I have a deep appreciation for independent artists and their work. There is something really special about knowing that a piece of art was imagined and then carefully designed by a real person rather than mass produced by a huge company. There is strong, passionate heart and soul put into independent art. And this is why I am a huge fan of minted. Minted hosts regular competitions to source all their art from their global community of independent artists. The result is hundreds of pieces of gorgeous art from all different genres, designed by artists from all over the world. Each piece is available in several sizes with several frame choices, is affordable, and ships quickly. I’m absolutely thrilled with my print and with the service I received.

And now for the best part! If you’re a fan of independent art like I am, you’ll be stoked to learn that I’m teaming up with Minted today for a pretty incredible giveaway. One lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to get $ 500 towards Minted art of your very own. You can enter right here. The giveaway will run through May 24th and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Are you an independent art collector? Which piece from above is your favorite?

Thank you Minted for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Minted, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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