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Rhubarb Caipirijito

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks rhubarb cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • 3 limes cut into wedges
  • Cachaca or you can always use white rum and it'll be a mojito
  • Sparkling water

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, add the rhubarb pieces, water, sugar and pinch of salt. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the rhubarb has softened. Using the back of a wooden spoon, crush the rhubarb, being careful because it might splatter! Simmer for an additional minute or so; the mixture should be a pale to bright pink. Pour the syrup through a sieve into a small bowl or glass with a spout.
  • To make the cocktails: add a 3-4 sprigs of mint per glass, along with the a wedge or two of lime. Pour a splash of the rhubarb syrup into each glass. Muddle the lime wedge and mint until crushed and fragrant. Add 2 ounces of cachaca and an additional 2 to 3 ounces of rhubarb syrup to each glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water and stir.