Rhubarb and Lemon Simple Syrup and Martini

YIELDS | 16 Cocktails

PREP TIME | 5 MINS

COOK TIME | 30 minutes or longer

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Rhubarb is at its peak season from late spring to early summer and that’s right now! Its tart characteristic pairs well with a little lemon and sugar and this cocktail is the perfect blend of all three. It is light, refreshing, and gorgeous.

INGREDIENTS

Rhubarb-Lemon Simple Syrup:
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup fresh rhubarb, rinsed and dried and coarsely chopped

Rhubarb Lemon Martini:
• 2 ounces quality vodka
• 3/4 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
• 3/4 ounce rhubarb-lemon simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Rhubarb-Lemon Simple Syrup:
1. In a medium sized pan, pour 1 cup sugar into 1 cup fresh water and heat over low-medium flame heat, stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes.
2. Add 1 cup rinsed and chopped rhubarb stems, three slices peeled lemon and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
3. Strain rhubarb and lemon pulp from the syrup and let completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze in ice cube trays.

Rhubarb Lemon Martini:
Pour vodka, simple syrup and Cointreau into a shaker, add ice and shake
Pour into coup or martini glasses and garnish with a lemon slice.

NOTES

Happy Drinking!

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