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Strawberry Rhubarb Spritzer

Strawberry Rhubarb Spritzer

Strawberry Rhubarb Spritzer takes a beautiful, homemade, ruby red syrup and pairs it with mineral water for a refreshing, springtime drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Author The Kitchen Maus

Ingredients

Syrup

  • 6 oz of Chopped Strawberries
  • 5.5 oz of Sliced Rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1 cup and 1tbsp of Sugar
  • 3 + 1/4 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract or 1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Sugar
  • 1/8 cup of Lemon Juice

Spritzer

  • 1/4 cup of Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup
  • 12 oz of Mineral Water

Instructions

  1. Wash, clean and slice up the rhubarb. Wash, dehull and chop up the strawberries into small pieces. Place both into a medium sauce pan with 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil and than reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything becomes very soft.
  2. Place a fine mesh sieve onto a medium bowl. Pour the strawberry rhubarb mush into it. With the back of a ladle, press the liquid out of the fruit & vegetable mush. Discard leftover solids.
  3. Pour the liquid back into the medium sauce pan. Add sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Cook on medium low for 5 minutes, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Taste as it cooks to see if it's sweet enough for you. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This makes approximately 1 + 1/4 cups of syrup. The recipe can easily be doubled if you need more.
The syrup does not have a long shelf life. Keep it cool in the fridge and plan to use it up within a week or two.

Adapted from Homemade! Das Goldene von GU