Thirsty Thursday: Rhubarb Mint Lime Cooler

May 22, 2014 7 Comments

Rhubarb Mint Lime Cooler IMG_8445

It’s Rhubarb season and the warmer weather is upon us. So why not take advantage of both and cool off with a refreshing adult beverage like our fresh Rhubarb Mint Lime Cooler…

The Necessities:*

  • 2 fl oz Rhubarb-Mint-Lime syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2 fl oz gin
  • 1 fl oz St. Germain
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • Soda water
Rhubarb Syrup:
  • 2 cups (220 g) rhubarb chopped (about 4 stalks)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cups (375 ml) water
*Serving Size: serves 2

 

Directions:
For the syrup:
  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over a high heat stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil then turn down the heat to low and simmer until the rhubarb is falling apart.
  • Push the mixture through a mesh strainer placed over a bowl.
  • Discard the pulp in the strainer and store the syrup to a clean jar/tupperware fitted with a lid.
  • Store in the fridge until needed.
For the cooler:
  • Place all of the ingredients except the soda water into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture over ice into two glasses.
  • Top of with soda water and garnish with kaffir lime leaves and mint sprigs, if desired.

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7 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Rhubarb Mint Lime Cooler”

  1. Sportschump says:

    I like it. Great color too.

    I can’t say I’m all that familiar with rhubarb though (FUBAR, yes! Rhubarb, not so much.)

    How strong/overpowering is the flavor?

  2. Jed Gray says:

    Rhubarb is pretty tart and herbal in its bare essence. Therefore a sweetening of the plant is necessary…like making a syrup or mixing in a bunch of sugar for a eatable rhubarb pie.

    The syrup itself is a sweet citrus/mint flavor that leans towards a natural pairing with berries (in the mind). It’s not overpowering at all.

    Thinking about firing up a batch for the lady patrons at your bar?

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    I love the colour of this libation Jed.

  4. Kitchen Belleicious says:

    YUM! refreshing and perfect for summer time

  5. Greg says:

    That looks awesome. I need to restock my St. Germains!

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