Rhubarb this time of the year is (thankfully) everywhere! This springtime treat makes the perfect companion for a Mojito. Not to mention the rhubarb gives a beautiful color to this traditional cocktail. Cheers!
|For rhubarb syrup:|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped fresh rhubarb||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lime||1 Small , slice|
|Fresh mint leaves||10|
|White rum||3 Ounce|
|Rhubarb syrup||1 Ounce (see the recipe above)|
|Club soda||1 Pint|
1.In a small pot over medium high heat add the sugar, water, and chopped rhubarb. Let it come up to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
2.Turn off the heat and let it come to room temperature
3.In a glass muddle the sliced lime, mint, and rhubarb simple syrup until all of the juices have released.
4.Add in the white rum and give it a stir.
5.Add in ice, stir, and top with club soda and give it another stir.
6.For a garnish I like to take a stalk of rhubarb and with a peeler make a long thin slice. Then I'll take the strip of rhubarb and put it in the glass and make a swirl with it.
7.If you don't want to do that you can always add a sprig of fresh mint! Either way.
8.Serve and enjoy!