Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rhubarb Recipes: Rhubarb-ade

The perfect replacement  for lemonade during rhubarb season!


  • 4 cups rhubarb; chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey



Simmer together rhubarb and water until the rhubarb is tender, about 25 minutes.

Strain the liquid and add honey.

Add more honey to taste if needed.

This recipe doubles, or halves easily.

Enjoy warm or cold. Is also good mixed with seltzer water.

rhubarb, simmering


  1. Sounds fabulous! Add a little gin to mine, please :) haha I love a gin and tonic with rhubarb simple syrup!

  2. That looks and sound wonderful Nancy. I make a drink called "rhubarb fizz" with rhubarb, lemon, vinegar and water. The color ranges from pale pink to a very vibrant pink depending on the color of the rhubarb stalks. I LOVE it. Since I have not figured out a great way to grow rhubarb here I always fill my backpack and bring it home with me after visiting my mom of north (then freeze it).

  3. Your fizz sounds great. It's funny, rhubarb can be almost like a weed here, funny to think of not being able to grow it!

  4. Oh this sounds soooo good about now! I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for some rhubarb and get some just so I can make this, lol. Of course I'd like to make my rhubarb dessert too.
    Just wondering what, if anything, you do with the remaining rhubarb? Surely it is too good to just throw out.

  5. I have canned the left over rhubarb and used it as a sauce. It is mushy (very) but as a sauce that's okay. I have also experimented with it in other rhubarb dessert recipes, just have to be careful because it contains so much liquid.

  6. Very interested in trying this! I love my lemonade but this is a nice alternative especially with the honey.

  7. It is nice, especially during rhubarb season as an alternative to lemonade : )

  8. you think the leftover pulp would make a nice fruit leather?

  9. I haven't had a lot of experience making fruit leather, but I think it would work, especially with some sweetener and maybe even some other fruit pulp......May have to experiment!