Two posts in one day- check me out! Today I’m going to share this lovely and seasonal drink recipe that I just came up with, that I so originally called Rhubarb Ginger Gin Fizz!
The first step to making this drink is gathering and stewing your rhubarb. This is my rhubarb patch!
My friend Claire was over this weekend and I had her helping pick!
Stewing the rhubarb is really simple- just chop it up, there is no specific length here, but you want them roughly the same, and remember rhubarb is stringy- so if you don’t want super long strings make sure to cut it shorter!
Then throw it into a pot with a bit of water (about an inch of water in the pot) with some sugar- how much sugar you add will depend on your taste, but I would say about 2 cups for every 8 cups of rhubarb if you like it sweet, and less if you don’t! For the drink recipe I did a batch with no sugar so I could just have the sour rhubarb flavor.
Then put it on the heat and let it bubble away until it’s all soft and stewed. This will take 20 min- 30 min depending on how much rhubarb you have.
Now on to the drink which is wonderfully simple!
4 tbsp unsweetened juice from stewed rhubarb
3 tbsp Gin (or vodka or rum, maybe tequila)
approx. 1/2 can of Ginger Ale
Fill glass about 1/2 with ice
Add rhubarb juice
Fill with Ginger Ale
Garnish appropriately with a baby rhubarb stir stick and lemon twist, while amazing yourself at just how pretty your homemade recipe turned out.
Take this to a relaxing place and put your feet up to enjoy! (add a straw if you’re like me and want to drink it through a straw) This is SO GOOD!
Maybe if you are very nice, make one for your sister.
Hope that you are all having a wonderfully Tipsy Tuesday! I know I am!
I thought I would share the drink of choice at my last girls night- white wine Sangria!! Also introduce my new feature: Tipsy Tuesdays- which should be self explanatory!
This was super tasty and perfect for sipping away while snuggling on the couch, chatting, watching movies and generally having a girls night. (AKA eating chocolate while we talk our faces off)
This was super simple and non specific, I looked up the general ‘How to Sangria’ and then just improvised from there.
These were the ingredients used:
1 bottle of white wine I used ‘ Lake and River 2011 Moonlight White’ which claims to be ‘an easy sipping wine that pairs well with good friends, long weekends and romantic dinners under starry skies’ -I’m sold
Slightly less 7-up than wine – alternatively use Sprite or Fresca or any generic citrus soda
2 shots of Triple Sec– this was a slightly random addition, I think it was supposed to be Cointreau- use anything for this or omit
Lotsa cut-up fruit & ice– I used orange, grapefruit and pineapple, because that is what I had- I actually used frozen pineapple pieces instead of the ice.
Mix ‘er all together in a pitcher or large bowl (you can smoosh the fruit a bit so it adds some lovely juices to the drink!) & serve into large glasses, making sure to get some of every fruit into the glass!
MMMMMmmmmmm – no girls night is complete without some Sangria!