It's great to be back, sharing a yummy recipe from the garden. On the whole, I've passed this awesome blog off to my Dad, Jer - the gardening expert. As you might know, he's had quite the adventurous year! And I've been busy with my own blog - This Moved Me - and the This Moved Me podcast...
But I've missed this food/gardening/photography business! So, when I'm up at the cabin this summer - and we make something awesome from the garden - I'll still share it here. Why not?! Especially when we make something like this delicious Summer Rhubarb Cocktail!
We were gathered together over Memorial Day so that we could help keep Jer's garden going. Because of GBS, he's not able to do much this summer (and let me stress - THIS SUMMER! - next year he'll be digging around in the dirt with us!) So we kids - and our kids - decided that we would dig in (haha) and help make it happen.
And already there was amazing food coming up. Like the rhubarb! I was in the mood to do something with all that beautiful rhubarb! I was thinking about this drink that friends of ours made from rhubarb YEARS ago... It was a perfect summer day... we sat on their patio for hours (this was pre-kids, of course), and we slurped up the rhubarb goodness. I'm not sure I had had rhubarb anything before that (outside of the occasional crumble, yum!) - so I wasn't sure it would be good. But in my memory it was AWESOME. I couldn't remember what exactly it was or how they made it... But this weekend I had a hankering for it. So, in our attempt at bringing that memory to life again - we just made up this little ditty.
I will admit: the men were skeptical. Too girly, perhaps? Too pink? (MAN UP, BOYS! Real men like pink. Besides, it's YUM!)
I am happy to report that the very skeptical men became believers (thank you very much).
If you've got some rhubarb... this could not be simpler (that's the only way we roll at the cabin) - and it's so refreshing and delicious. It's Friday! Go ahead. :)
- FOR SYRUP:
- 4 c. diced rhubarb
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. water
- FOR DRINK:
- juice of a lime
- white rum
- Add rhubarb, water and sugar to a sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
- When the rhubarb is soft, strain the juice out and set aside to cool completely.
- Then assemble the drink into a pitcher:
- Mix together the syrup, sprite, the lime and rum.
- Pour over ice and serve!