a hot summer day calls out
for a patch of shade
a cold glass in your hand
beads of moisture on the outside
the sweet-tart surprise of rhubarb syrup
in still or sparkling water
ahhh simplicity . . . refresh and relax
When you’re looking for ways to use up the rhubarb that’s flourishing in the patch right now or available in abundance at the market, don’t forget about making rhubarb simple syrup. You can use it to flavour cocktails, or simply a glass of water when you crave hydration with a twist. Sparkling water and a slice of lime would turn this simple beverage into a festive libation to enjoy on the patio with friends.
Rhubarb syrup keeps in the fridge for about three weeks, but you could also can it in small jars for use throughout the year. Just check online for recipes suitable for canning. Wouldn’t it be blissful to be able to open a jar and enjoy this drink when the dog days of August arrive?