|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 29g|
|Vitamin C 19mg||96%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Straight from the garden, the Rhubarb-Rosemary Daiquiri is a fun, fresh twist on the homemade Daiquiri. It is perfect for those spring and summer days when rhubarb is at its best. The cocktail also includes rosemary, which is a fantastic companion to the sweet-tart taste of rhubarb juice.
To create this drink there are two things you need to do in advance: make the rosemary syrup and rhubarb juice. Both are very easy to do and require very little time in prep, though you will want to leave at least a few hours for things to cool and settle.
The rosemary syrup recipe is quick and easy to make and it is a fantastic ingredient to keep on hand. Use it to sweeten lemonades or clear sodas or to add a hint of rosemary to other cocktails.
Once you have these prepped, the cocktail is easy and it is an impressive drink to share at summer parties.
1 1/2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce rhubarb juice
1/2 ounce rosemary syrup
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, pour the rum, rhubarb juice, rosemary syrup, and lemon juice. Fill with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon wheel, sprig of rosemary, or both. Serve and enjoy.
To Make Fresh Rhubarb Juice
For the rhubarb juice, if you have a higher-end juicer you should be all set. Simply clean the stalks and juice away (some cheaper juicers will have a hard time with rhubarb). For those without a juicer, you will have to do it the old-fashioned way and the technique will give you almost the same results.
Do note that rhubarb juice likes to separate after about 20-30 minutes. It's often best to let it settle then strain off the yellowish 'sludge' to get a clean, blush pink juice. The juice is a great way to use up your leftover rhubarb. It mixes with other fresh juices and is a great addition to lemonade as well.
Makes about 2 quarts.
2 pounds of rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 cups water (or enough to cover the rhubarb)
To make the juice:
Place the cut rhubarb into a pot and cover with water.
Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce the heat.
Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain using a fine mesh strainer and press the rhubarb with the back of a spoon to get all of the juice.
Allow to cool for about 4 hours in the refrigerator.
If the rhubarb juice separates into a thick, yellowish layer and a pink juice, strain it again until you have only the juice. Use cheesecloth if necessary.
How Strong Is the Rhubarb-Rosemary Daiquiri?
Rum is the only liquor in this daiquiri, so it's a relatively mild cocktail. This adds to its appeal as a light, refreshing drink for spring and summer affairs. With an 80-proof rum, the drink weighs in with an alcohol content right around 17 percent ABV (34 proof).
Want More Rhubarb Cocktails?
Once you get a taste for a rhubarb drink, you will want more. It's a unique taste and a ton of fun to experiment with. While you have that juice around, give the rhubarb collins a try.