Thursday, May 26, 2011
Natural Rhubarb Soda
Here's another old favourite recipe for this time of season - we love making natural fruit sodas using these syrups as the base. Similar to the dandelion syrup just mentioned in the previous post, here is a simple rhubarb syrup. It can be modified to use other berries, herbs, edible flowers, other fruit, or combinations. The syrup can also be made with maple syrup, agave, honey, stevia, and other sugar replacers. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup organic sugar
Bring rhubarb, water and sugar to a boil. Let simmer for 15 minutes until syrup is bright pink. Cool. Strain well. Then bottle in glass jars or bottles. Store in refrigerator until use. This syrup can also be frozen, or canned for longer shelf life. For use, take 1/4 cup syrup per glass, top with sparkling water, then add lemon slices, lime slices, fresh berries, ice cubes, or mint sprigs as garnish.