Minty Rhubarb Lemonade

June 1, 2013

rhubarb + mint

We just discovered a small rhubarb plant growing in the garden. Although it didn’t produce much this year, there was enough to make a batch of this refreshing beverage. As for the mint, it’s everywhere, so if anyone wants a cutting, let me know.

To make this a nerve-soother, add a few ounces of your favorite alcohol. Enjoy!

rhubarb lemonade

Minty Rhubarb Lemonade

• 6 cups water
• 1 cup rhubarb stems, chopped
• 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, to desired sweetness
• juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons)
• a small handful of fresh mint

In a small saucepan, simmer the rhubarb, sugar, and lemon juice for about 15 minutes on medium-low heat.
Transfer to a pitcher and blend with a hand mixer.
Add the water, a few sprigs of mint, and lots of ice.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff June 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

One day when I have a house with a garden, I’ll definitely have the lone rhubarb plant in the corner. When that day comes, I’ll look to this recipe!


Sue/the view from great island June 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Wow, I love that you used whole rhubarb in this!


Bryan June 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Yeah! It gives it a nicer texture and flavor.


Molly Hammerstrom June 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I have rhubarb plant and this recipe looks terrific!


Matthew June 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

This was an excellent lemonade that worked very well with gin. I must have a different variety of rhubarb as I did not get the same colour, but the flavour was spot on and not too sweet. I think I would use the mint just as a garnish next time instead of adding it to the pitcher. This would be a nice use for frozen rhubarb on hotter days later in the summer.


Bryan June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

Good to hear! I will definitely make some with frozen rhubarb this summer. Cheers.


corrinakuhar June 13, 2013 at 4:00 am

I made this right after reading the recipe, Very refreshing. Thanks for sharing!


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