Monday, June 8, 2015

Strawberry rhubarb soda

Have you bought any local strawberries yet? I picked some up last week at my local farmer's market along with a bunch of fresh rhubarb and I made this ... 



It's so refreshing. Just the right balance of sweet and tart.


I had never used rhubarb in a recipe but really wanted to give it a try. After all I had been pinning all sorts of rhubarb recipes on Pinterest lately so I bought a half dozen stalks.





I came across a rhubarb soda recipe on Chatelaine here but adapted it to include fresh strawberries. You can also do this with raspberries and it's equally delicious.

A facebook friend suggested this would be good in Prosecco. I love that idea. I think Monday night is a perfect time for that, right?

Here is my adapted version of the syrup recipe. I added it to bubbly water made with my Sodastream. I think this could be good if you add a drop or two of vanilla to the recipe. I'll try that next time.

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup roughly chopped rhubarb
1 cup chopped strawberries or raspberries

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium pot. 
Add the fruit. Stir.
Cover the pot. Turn off the heat. Let sit for an hour.
Strain the mixture, separating the fruit from the syrup. 

Let the syrup cool and pour into glass bottle. Refrigerate.

PS. Keep the fruit because it's great on vanilla ice cream :)


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