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Spring Has Sprung: Refreshing Rhubarb Spritzers

A Whole new way to love white wine

by: Paula Roy
Rhubarb Spritzers

Sisters always have the best ideas, even the ones we call sisters but don't share DNA with. I cannot count the number of adventures or delicious kitchen experiments that were prompted by a member of my extended tribe of sisters. I count myself as very lucky to share my life with my mom and three sisters, all of whom enjoy good food and drink. One of them brought some rhubarb syrup to my mom's 87th birthday party and we quickly got to talking about how great it would be in an "adult beverage." This spritzer is simply delightful, much like my sisters. Package up the rhubarb syrup with a bottle of wine and one of soda water and you've got the ultimate hostess gift!



Rhubarb syrup

2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar

To make one spritzer

3 tbsp rhubarb syrup
6 tbsp white wine
2 ice cubes
Soda water


  • To make the syrup, put the rhubarb, sugar and water in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Let mixture cool for 10 minutes then strain into a clean glass jar or jug. Refrigerate until ready to make drinks.
  • To make the spritzer, put rhubarb syrup in a wine glass, followed by wine and ice. Top with soda water and serve.
  • Note: The syrup recipe makes one cup. Extra syrup can be refrigerated for a week or frozen for up to 6 months.



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