Rhubarb Mojito

 


I love a seasonal cocktail.  When the weather warms up I tend to go with lighter, sweeter drinks.  I attended a great cocktail party class at Hipcooks Portland last night and learned how to make a perfect mojito.  As luck would have it I scored some fresh local rhubarb as well.  Combine the two and you’re in for a tart, tasty treat.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. water
  • 1 stalk of rhubarb, sliced

Combine the sugar, water, and rhubarb in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil for one minute and set aside to steep for twenty to thirty minutes.  Strain through a sieve, pressing on the solids.  Discard the solids or eat them (they are yummy).

For one Rhubarb Mojito

  • ice
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. club soda

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in the rum and simple syrup.  Place the mint leaves and a couple of ice cubes into a glass and muddle – or crush until the mint is bruised and broken down into small pieces.  Combine the muddled mint with the ice, rum, and rhubarb syrup and shake vigorously.  Strain into a glass and top with the club soda.  Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 1st grade teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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3 Responses to Rhubarb Mojito

  1. Love the glassware you serve it in!

  2. Pingback: Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Cream | swellkid

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