This quick & easy Rhubarb Cordial Lemonade is so delightfully refreshing and delicious! It’s another great way to cool down this summer and a fantastic use of all that fresh garden rhubarb!
My wonderful Mother-in-Law grew up growing rhubarb on her families dairy farm in the eastern townships of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. She has graciously shared with me all of her wisdom and experience to grow the best most delicious rhubarb! She even shared with me this incredible Rhubarb Cordial Drink that she makes for us on Mayne Island, B.C.
Check out The Ultimate Rhubarb Guide for all of my Mother-in-laws wisdom!
What is RHUBARB?
Believe it or not, Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a spring vegetable despite its most common uses in fruit deserts (like pies & jams) & sweet drinks! It has large green leaves (not-edible) and a vibrant pink / red stalk (edible) that is above ground.
Grown in zones 3 to 8, rhubarb is a hardy perennial that can be harvested from spring until early summer (depending on your climate – I can harvest mine until early August). In late summer rhubarb can become slightly woody and therefore not as tasty.
How to GROW & Care for Rhubarb
Rhubarb is incredibly easy to grow, especially in cooler climates. It is not demanding & wonderfully hardy. Check out my post The Ultimate Rhubarb Guide to learn more on how to grow Rhubarb.
Our families rhubarb began by transplanting a crown of my husbands Grandmother’s rhubarb and has been alive for over 50 years!
How does Rhubarb taste?
Rhubarb has quite a sour taste which is often why large amounts of sugar are called for in recipes. This recipe for Rhubarb Cordial contains only maple syrup & cane sugar. I like it slightly tart, but please feel free to add more maple syrup or cane sugar if you like it a little sweeter. Or you can simply add more of the Rhubarb Syrup (we will make this) in relation to the volume of sparkling water.
(in Rhubarb Cordial)
This Rhubarb Cordial Lemonade is made with 6 simple and natural ingredients (including water).Continue Reading…