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gorgeous rhubarb

For me any flavor in lemonade would do..

The sun is being kind to us in Copenhagen; the main aim is to enjoy the weather as much we can before the sun hides again under the gray sheets of clouds.  We had organized a small picnic at home and there I had made rhubarb lemonade.

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rhubarb lemonade

As soon as April starts, rhubarb becomes the hot selling vegetable here in the supermarkets. If we look at the reality, rhubarb is eaten as a fruit not as a vegetable…amazing..isn’t. It is used for pies, desserts and many more.

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so easy to beat the heat

This recipe could also be turned into a cocktail, great for summer parties without the kids.

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perfect for summer

Facts about rhubarb

  1. Tender red colored vegetable eaten as a fruit
  2. Used in Chinese medicines
  3. Seasonal plant, can’t take cold
  4. Could be used in savory dishes, desserts, drinks
  5. Has vitamins, minerals, laxative properties.
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lemon lemon

Process

I preferred having some texture / roughage in rhubarb lemonade therefore didn’t sieve it. It’s a personal choice. Although it tasted really nice, if you would like then add some chilled water later if it’s too think for you ( if not sieved).

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rhubarb lemonade with pomegranate

Just to add some color to lemonade, had used pomegranate, squeeze of it will do.

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summer rhubarb lemonade

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squeeze of pomegranate juice in lemonade

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Rhubarb Lemonade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
It only takes 10 minutes as cooking time. Cooling time takes longer if kept in the refrigerator over night or want to use on the same day then it would require couple of hrs of cooling time
Course: Beverages / Drinks
Servings: 5 glasses
Author: Monika Sharma! Splashofflavours
Ingredients
  • ½ kg fresh chopped washed rhubarb frozen 500 gm will also do
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 liter water
  • Juice of 3 big lemons - squeezed
Instructions
  1. Boil water, add sugar, chopped rhubarb, cover the lid and cook it for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Close the stove, remove the lid, use the potato masher and mash the cooked rhubarb.
  3. Let it get cool for couple of hrs. or make it a night before and let it chill overnight.
  4. Add lemon juice next day, mix it, add ice cubes and serve chilled.
Recipe Notes
Fiber in the lemonade makes it rich and yummy

If not a rhubarb fan, the same process could be used for your favorite fruit.