Strawberry-Rhubarb Mojitos

Sometimes you find yourself a with a part of your CSA pickup that you’re not quite sure what you should do with.  For me, it’s rhubarb.  And my solution is:

Drink it.

Rhubarb makes a great simple syrup that you can substitute in almost any cocktail, but my favorite is the Strawberry-Rhubarb Mojito

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Mix all ingredients in saucepan over medium-high heat.  Once the mixture comes to a boil, loweer it to a simmer until rhubarb loses it’s color — about ten to fifteen minutes.  Strain mixture with a fine mesh sieve, mashing rhubarb to obtain as much liquid as possible.  Let cool and transfer into the refrigerator.

 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mojitos
Adapted from KokoCooks

 

  • 4-5 fresh strawberries, depending on size
  • Small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 oz rhubarb simple syrup (recipe above)
  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Ice (preferably crushed)
Place strawberries, mint, and some crushed ice in a tall, sturdy glass.  Muddle these ingredients with a muddler or the back of a spoon.  Add rum, lime juice, and rhubarb simple syrup.  Mix and top with club soda.
Garnish with strawberries and slices of lime.
For a “virgin” mojito, simply omit the rum from the recipe above.
Cheers!

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