Sunday, May 21, 2017

Recipe Share: Rhubarb Lemonade

Did you know Rhubarb Lemonade is a thing?  Neither did I, until Margaret (who runs the blog Approaching Food) mentioned it in a comment thread over at The Prudent Homemaker.

How did I not know about this???  After reading about it, I found a fabulous recipe for it from Ricardo Cuisine (one of Canada's culinary treasures) and decided to give it a try.  It did not disappoint!!!

I am so excited to make this recipe for parties, my kids, their friends, family dinners.  It is so refreshing and a great way to use up fresh or frozen rhubarb.  I used some frozen rhubarb I still had in my freezer from last year's crop.

Water and sugar boiling

Eventually, you end up with this.....

My 600g of frozen rhubarb

Boiling rhubarb, with sugar and water mixture


Lemons.  They just make everything smell fresh and clean, and like summer.
Ready to be chilled.
Here is my strained rhubarb-water-sugar mix in the pitcher with the lemon juice.  The recipe recommends you chill for 4 hours - but I found it was not cold enough after this.  It was good and cold after about six hours (will vary based on your fridge temperature), but I found the flavours actually tasted even better the following day.
Rhubarb Lemonade
A tall glass of Rhubarb Lemonade with frozen blueberries thrown in.

How beautiful would this be in a tall, clear, glass pitcher?  Or in a punch bowl?  

Get Ricardo's Rhubarb Lemonade Recipe Here.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, J! Made my day to realize that you referenced me on your blog! And your rhubarb lemonade looks DELISH! I made stewed rhubarb myself this week, but so wish I had a rhubarb crop like yourself to make rhubarb lemonade! How did your family like it?

    1. It was amazing! The great thing is with the frozen rhubarb you can make it year round too.