Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rhubarb Punch

Every summer the large patch of Rhubarb at my house goes bananas (oddly it does not go rhubarbs) and grows like crazy, leaving me with far more rhubarb than I can usually use.  So this year I decided to make Rhubarb Punch, which is a great refreshing beverage for the first hot days of summer.

Ingredients (very flexible):
4 cups rhubarb
4 cups water
1 cup white sugar (or less, 1 cup makes it very sweet)
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 Liters Sprite/Sierra Mist/7-Up/fizzy citrus soda

Chop rhubarb into inch or so pieces and  put in water.

Bring to a boil then let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Strain out the rhubarb flesh, keeping only the delicious pink rhubarb juice.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved.

Add frozen lemonade concentrate and mix.
Add citrus-flavored pop of your choosing and mix.

Drink!  I like to also add crushed ice for extra refreshing-ness.


  1. This sounds like yum. I want I want.

  2. it's my favorite way to get yummy rhubarb flavor without strange rhubarb stringyness

  3. I wish people down here actually GREW rhubarb so I could steal some and try this. But alas they don't. They're too cultured and shit.

  4. hard to get down in Southern Louisiana but it comes in sometimes and my husband LOVES it. I'll hang on to this recipe as a surprise for him....thanks for sharing.