The collection of rhubarb based cocktails here on Planet Byn is getting quite extensive, and I love it. We’ve made two simple syrups to stir into cocktails, infused vodka with strawberries and rhubarb, made a margarita with a jam base, and last summer a delicious mojito. I had this mint julep recipe bookmarked since last Rhubarb Season, and a little extra incentive to make it this year after celebrating the Kentucky Derby with these bourbon cookies we made for Baked Sunday Mornings.
This is a simple, pretty, refreshing cocktail to enjoy on your balcony while procrastinating from wrapping birthday and baby shower presents, which is what I did last week.
Rhubarb Mint Julep
Source: Hungry Girl Por Vida via Fashionable Hostess
Yield: 1 cocktail
3 fresh fresh mint leaves (more if they are small)
2 oz bourbon
+ crushed ice
+ fizzy water
- Add mint leaves and stewed rhubarb to a glass or mason jar, and muddle with a pestle or the end of a wooden spoon.
- Stir in the bourbon and crushed ice, and top with a splash or two of fizzy water. Stir again. Add fresh mint for decoration.