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Loosely based on the recipe found in this amazing cookbook…
Rhubarb Ginger Soda
2 pounds fresh rhubarb
8 cups water
3 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons peeled and chopped ginger
1/2 cup white sugar
In a large pot, combine the rhubarb and water. Bring to a boil.
Let simmer for 20 minutes. Rhubarb will fall apart.
Add ginger pieces, lime juice and sugar. Continue on simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken into a syrup.
Remove from heat. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Store in a glass container.
-Add about 1/2 cup rhubarb syrup to 3/4 cup seltzer water or club soda. You may need to experiment here with how strong and sweet you like your soda.
-Mix rhubarb syrup, gin and club soda for an adult twist.