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!
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. Serve!