Rhubarb Mojitos

 

This recipe is fit for kids, too!  Just combine 4 T rhubarb syrup with a few sprigs of mint, 4 T club soda, 1 T lime juice and a lime wedge to have a DELICIOUS kiddie cocktail over ice!  

Serves 20 (in 10 ounce rocks glass filled halfway with ice)

4 ½ c rhubarb syrup (recipe below)
3 ½ c white rum
1 c loosely packed mint leaves, plus more for garnish
5 c club soda
1 ½ c lime juice

16 lime wedges for garnish

Combine rhubarb syrup and rum in a gallon container, cover, and shake gently to combine.  Right before serving, add mint leaves, club soda and lime wedges.  Pour over a glass of ice and sip some Spring!


Rhubarb Syrup
Makes approximately 3 cups of syrup

9 cups chopped rhubarb (about 9 large stalks)
The zest and juice of 3 limes (juice reserved for later)
3 cups sugar
3 cups water

Combine rhubarb, sugar, and water in a saucepan.  Zest the limes over this mixture in the saucepan so that you don’t leave out any of the lime oil while zesting.  Bring this mixture to a big boil, then turn heat down to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until the syrup is a bit thick.  Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large glass measuring container. (This straining will take a bit!  Ladle a cup or two of pulp into sieve and with a wooden spoon press on pulp until all liquid is gone. Start process again, emptying pulp into another container so liquid can get through the mesh.  Breathe deeply and take these minutes to CHILL.) There will be approximately 5 cups of rhubarb syrup and 2 ½ cups of rhubarb pulp.  

Rhubarb Mojitos