Rhubarb is the taste of late spring and summer in my world. I always buy rhubarb at the grocery store when they are in season. If I don’t have to use them right away, I wash and cut them up and freezes them, or I'll make rhubarb lemonade.
Rhubarb lemonade is a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. The color is bright, pink and very girly. To make a grownup drink add an splash of vodka, tequila or sparkling wine.
- 300 g rhubarb
- 225 g sugar
- ½ vanilla pod (or ½ teaspoon vanilla paste)
- 5 dl (1 pint) water
- ½-1 lemon, the juice of
Wash and cut the rhubarb into ¾ inch pieces.
Put the rhubarb, water, sugar lemon juice and vanilla pod in a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil, and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove pan from the heat, and let the liquid cool. Sift the liquid through a strainer into a clean bottle. The rhubarb lemonade will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.
Serve the rhubarb lemonade ice cold.