Tuesday, August 3, 2010

When life gives you lemons...

Make Lemonade!

This fabulously refreshing sweet-and-tart summer drink is so much fun...thanks to the beautiful dark pink hue and frozen blueberry skewers (it's like nature's candy on a stick). It's extremely versatile too - swap out half the rhubarb for any of your favourite summer berries and you've got a whole new treat!

All that's missing now is the hammock and a bright little cocktail umbrella...


7 cups cold water
3/4 cup sugar
5 cups coarsely chopped fresh rhubarb
juice of 2 lemons
fresh blueberries
wood or bamboo skewers, about 4 inches long (or longer depending on your serving glass)


In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add rhubarb; return to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a bowl, allowing the pulp to drain for 10 minutes without pressing (to ensure a clear drink). Transfer the liquid to a pitcher and add lemon juice. Stir and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until really cold. (Tip: freeze for 1 hour if you're in a hurry!)

Thread blueberries on skewers and if desired, freeze for 1 hour. Serve rhubarb lemonade over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a blueberry skewer.


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  1. This is wonderful!I havent tried mixing rhubarb with lemonade before.If you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  2. Hi Alisa, thanks so much for stopping by! I've added the widget above. :)

  3. Hello Ally! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. I love your version of Lemonade. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!