Okay this is so embarrassingly easy to make I am reluctant to call it a recipe! But as a result of tonnes of in-season rhubarb on shop shelves everywhere, and the idea of making a nice homemade lemonade for a picnic recently, I decided to whip this up and really enjoyed the results. Any of the leftover rhubarb can be kept in the fridge for a few days for more lemonade, or poured on your morning porridge, or used to top ice-cream for dessert. I haven’t tried freezing it, but I’m sure leftover stewed rhubarb would freeze perfectly fine for future use.
This literally has three ingredients: rhubarb, sugar and water. If like me you don’t like fizzy or sugary drinks, this might be something to try for an occasional treat. It tastes delicious and is sweet but with a sharp rhubarb kick… In fact, I think I’m going to go have another glass right now!
1 Bunch rhubarb (about 8 stalks)
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle fizzy water
1. Chop up rhubarb and throw in a pot with sugar and let stew away until totally soft and turned to mush (this take about 10 minutes on a medium-high heat). You can use a fork to mash these down if you like. Let cool.
2. When cooled down, place 2-3 tablespoons of the stewed rhubarb in a tall glass fill it up with fizzy water (flat water works too).
3. Serve with a stalk of fresh mint if you’re feeling fancy!