This tangy and sweet Rhubarb Simple Syrup is a delicious addition to your favourite drinks! Only 3 ingredients and ready in just minutes.
Rhubarb simple syrup is so easy to make, and is a great way to use up fresh (or frozen) rhubarb. When added to drinks it adds a perfectly delicious sweet and tangy rhubarb flavour. Not to mention how pretty it looks! I mean just look at that gorgeous ruby red colour!
About Simple Syrups:
Simple syrups are liquid sweeteners that are added to drinks. They’re made up of sugar and water, but can have additional flavours added to them, like rhubarb. You can buy simple syrups, but they’re SO simple to make at home…and you can experiment with different flavours! This recipe for rhubarb simple syrup is sweet with the distinct tang and flavour of rhubarb!
How to Make Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
Here is a visual look at the process of making rhubarb simple syrup. This whole process only takes about 20 minutes!
Add water + rhubarb to a pot.
Simmer then strain.
Gently press to get more juice.
Add sugar + simmer in a pot on the stove.
Serving Suggestions for Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
- Add a splash to your water!
- Mix it into your favourite cocktails. It is especially delicious in this Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Cocktail. Or mix it into this Blackcurrant Drop.
- Put some into sparkling water or club soda for a refreshing summer drink. Add some fresh mint leaves too!
- Mix some rhubarb simple syrup into these frozen lemonades!
- Add it to punches.
Rhubarb Simple Syrup Recipe Tips:
- RHUBARB: You can use fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb (do not use the leaves).
- TIMING: Make sure not to over boil the mixture or you will lose the pretty pink colour. Just follow the timing listed in the recipe card below.
- STORAGE: Keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- FREEZING: Yes, you can freeze rhubarb syrup. NOTE: Keep in mind that liquids expand in the freezer, so don’t fill the container to the top (keep a couple inches of headspace).
- WHAT TO DO WITH THE RHUBARB PULP? You can discard the pulp, but I hate food waste so I use it to make Rhubarb Oatmeal Muffins!
- VARIATIONS: You can add other fruits to the mixture for different flavours. Here are some ideas (just keep the total amount of 4 cups the same):
- Strawberry Rhubarb
- Raspberry Rhubarb
- Blueberry or Blackberry Rhubarb
- Rhubarb Ginger (add ~ 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger to the pot)
Option: Making Rhubarb Syrup:
If you would like to make a thicker syrup, simmer the rhubarb juice and sugar longer, until the mixture is more the consistency of table syrup. Rhubarb syrup can then be drizzled onto pancakes, waffles or french toast. Pour onto vanilla ice cream, or drizzle onto cakes (this Strawberry Rhubarb Cake would be perfect with it!).
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I hope you enjoy this rhubarb simple syrup! Have a delicious day!