HAPPY CANADA DAY!! I wanted to celebrate today with a very refreshing drink, Rhubarb Lemonade. Something you can whip up easily and enjoy right away. I love making iced tea this way, pouring it right over ice and serving it immediately. I almost always have a jug in the fridge going. So I thought I would try this same method with lemonade.
We planted a rhubarb plant a few years ago and finally this year we have enough to do something with it. I let it get nice and deep red before we picked it. I had this refreshing drink in mind to show you for Canada Day. I like a lemonade that is refreshing and not too sweet, with the rhubarb you do have to add sugar but not too much.
I hope you enjoy your Canada Day with this lovely lemonade. ENJOY!!!
- 1 cup chopped rhubarb
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 5 cups ice
- 2-4 cups water
- Add rhubarb, lemon zest, sugar and 1 cup water to a small pot and simmer until the rhubarb falls apart, 8-10 min. Pour the mixture through a sieve saving the liquid and discarding the rhubarb. Add the 1/2 cup lemon juice and stir.
- Fill a pitcher with the ice and pour the hot liquid over. Stir to cool the lemonade. Add as much water as you would like to desired strength. Serve immediately.
- Recipe can be doubled.