Rhubarb Soda and Rhubarb Iced Tea

I’ve been lucky enough to get two armloads of rhubarb lately. I picked the second bunch from my friend Hudson’s ancient rhubarb patch. What a beauty!

Rhubarb Soda
Ingredients
4 cups rhubarb, roughly chopped
1/2 cup honey (more to taste)
3 cups water
Seltzer or other fizzy water

Method
-Place rhubarb, water and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
-Turn heat down and cook until rhubarb falls apart. Taste and adjust the sweetness.
-Strain and chill the syrup. (I keep the cooked down rhubarb and throw it in muffins.)
-Serve over ice with seltzer.

Rhubarb Iced Tea
-Follow the recipe for rhubarb soda.
-Add three tea bags to the syrup while it is cooling. I like to use Earl Grey.
-Dilute with 2 quarts of water.
-Serve over ice

Refreshing!

 

Shared on: Fat Tuesday Forager Festival, Traditional Tuesday