June 22nd, 2013

Rhubarb Syrup and Lemonade


One last recipe before the rhurbarb season is coming to an end…

In the last days summer shortly decided to turn on the heat, changing from 12°C at the weekend to 37°C during the week. When I come home after work, I’m always feeling very warm after a one hour ride in a train without air-condition. And so I started to prepare a elderflower lemonade similar to Virgin Hugo each evening and kept it in the fridge during the day. When I come home, it is well infused and refreshing cool.

But a girl needs a little bit of adventure in her life and everyday elderflower lemonade gets boring sooner or later. And that’s why I did not hesitated when I came across rhubarb in the supermarket this week. I made rhubarb syrup out of it and then used it to mix Lemonade. And this is very delicious, too. Not to sweet and not to sour, with a hint of vanilla. I’m now prepared for the next hot days!

Rhubarb syrup

  • 2kg Rhubarb
  • 1 l Water
  • 1 kg sugar
  • juice of 4 lemons
  • 1/4 Vanilla bean

Wash the Rhubarb and cut it into 1 cm wide pieces. Combine with water in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer until the rhubarb gets mushy. Strain it through a sieve lined with  cheesecloth. Let drain well then gently squeeze the pulp to remove the remaining juice.

Measure and fill to 2 litre with water. Add sugar, lemon juice and vanilla bean and bring to boil. Boil for 3 min, then bottle the syrup. Close the bottles directly.

For the lemonade mix 150g of syrup with 850g with sparkling water in bottle and put it in the fridge.

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One Response t_on Rhubarb Syrup and Lemonade

  1. Birgit June 29th, 2013

    Danke für das Rezept! Nachdem ich durch Deinen Blog nun schon zum Hefeteig-Backen gekommen bin ;-)), hast Du mich nun auch noch zu meinem ersten Rhabarbersirup inspiriert. Alles brav mit dem letzten Rhabarber der Saison nachgemacht. Sehr gut gelungen! Das mit der Vanilleschote ist der Clou! Aber: Große Warnung! Beim Aufkochen schäumt die Mischung extrem. Bei mir ist in Windeseile gut ein halber Liter aus dem Topf geschossen und hat den ganzen Herd karamellisiesert. Es war eine Heidenarbeit, alles wieder sauber zu bekommen. Daher auf jeden Fall einen riesengroßen Topf nehmen!


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