Rhubarb can be tricky. We know that it goes great in strawberry desserts like this Strawberry Rhubarb Galette that we found at Fettle Vegan, but what else can you do with the tart stalk? Make drinks, is what! Rhubarb lends a wonderful, bright flavor to simple syrup that is perfect for making delicious cocktails and mocktails. These two drink recipes are proof, so don’t be afraid to grab a bunch at the market this weekend before it disappears until next year.
Cocktail: Rhubarb Mojitos
Even food bloggers ask for tips on how to cook rhubarb! But, if Heather Christo is any indication, they sure know how to drink it. Heather’s Rhubarb Mojito is a perfect balance of sweet and tart with lots of mint to bring both flavors together. I also love that it only takes 10 minutes to prep the rhubarb for a big batch of drinks.
Mocktail: Rhubarb Soda
This Rhubarb Soda mocktail spied at POPSUGAR Food is delightfully tasty and easy, too. By making a syrup with fresh rhubarb, water, and just enough sugar to balance rhubarb’s natural tartness, you’ll get a perfectly balanced soda that you can tip to more or less sweet by adjusting the amount you syrup that add to your soda water. If you’re serving this at a party, don’t stir it: It has a pretty ombre look if you let the syrup settle to the bottom.