Category: Cocktails

Rhubarb-Ginger Simple Syrup for the Perfect Summer Cocktail

Rhubarb-Ginger Simple Syrup
Sweet and Tart at the same time with a huge hit of ginger, perfect for that summer time cocktail…store in an air-tight container until ready to use..

I have grown up eating rhubarb, mostly in a dessert of some sort.  My parents have multiple plants and make rhubarb streusel (http://www.hotdatedinner.com/?s=rhubarb) pan after pan.  I think my dad would be happy if this were around all summer long waiting for him on the counter.  I grew up eating rhubarb this way as well as in pies.  My mom also made a fantastic rhubarb sauce that she froze that we regularly  interchanged with applesauce through out the year.  Like many of you, I have rhubarb in my garden and am always looking for new ways in addition to what I grew up with.  When we entertain I always like to start with a cocktail and some sort of snack to get the party started and if possible I will use anything that is in season.  I have made simple syrup multiple times and in multiple variations, but this rhubarb-ginger might just be, not only the prettiest, but the most flavorful.  As luck would have it, it pairs wonderfully with vodka and a splash of soda….imagine that?!? Here is how to make this SIMPLE syrup for your next hot date dinner or gathering.  Cheers friends!! (more…)