Keeping things simple in a not so simple world

super special spring soda

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I hope you were not too anxious awaiting this gem.  And it truly is a gem.

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.


To serve:

-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.


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