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Rhubarb Julep

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Make a refreshing rhubarb julep! In this twist on the classic drink, tart-sweet rhubarb pairs quite nicely with bourbon. It can be made without alcohol, too, for the perfect sipper all spring and summer long.

2 cups of rhubarb (a few stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Club soda or ginger ale to taste
Crushed ice
Optional: 2 ounces bourbon

In a saucepan combine the rhubarb and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the rhubarb gets soft and mushy, stirring occasionally. Bring the syrup to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Cool.

Mix the rhubarb syrup with soda water or ginger ale. Pour over a class of crushed ice. Then garnish!

Or, if you are having bourbon, just pour the rhubarb syrup in a glass. Add the crushed ice, followed by the bourbon and a splash of water. Then garnish!

We like to garnish with a rhubarb stirring stick and mint leaves. You can also add a slice of lime.

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