My CSA for the summer has started and my first bag contained rhubarb! My dad had lots of rhubarb growing in his garden and my mom used to make rhubarb pie & rhubarb punch. I remember the punch being tasty but sweetened with lots of granulated white sugar! I decided to make my own refreshing summer drink sweetened naturally with raw honey!
6 cups water
3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
A few sprigs of fresh mint
7 Tbs raw honey
Additional sprig is mint, lemon slice & rhubarb stalk for garnish, if desired
Place water in a large pot, add chopped rhubarb and bring to a boil until soft, about 10 minutes.
Once soft, remove rhubarb with a slotted spoon. Remove from heat; honey and mint sprigs and let the mint steep for about 5 minutes.
Remove mint and carefully pour pot of liquid through a strainer into another pot to remove any remaining rhubarb fibers.
Add lemon juice, taste test and add more honey if you’d like it a little sweeter. Serve chilled over ice with a stalk of fresh rhubarb, a slice of lemon and fresh mint sprig for garnish. Makes a little over a quart.
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, and paleo