Random Moment of Genius: Rhubarb-Mint Soda

4 Jul

I had nothing to drink… booze (too early), milk (ich), water(blah). It was too hot for tea.

Then, the craziest idea hit me, I tried it, and it was AMAZING. And so I share my new summertime indulgence.

Rhubarb-Mint Soda 

2 teaspoons of Bonne-Maman Rhubarb preserves (it’s tart – 50% rhubarb and no extra sweetness from sugary fillers like strawberry)

5-6 ounces of club soda or sparkling water

fresh mint, muddled into preserves

Stir. Drink. Oh yes.

This would probably be really great with crushed ice and a stalk of fresh rhubarb to garnish. Maybe later tonight I will add a splash of rum or vodka…

I don’t want to think about the sugar content, but at 50% rhubarb, it can’t be terrible, right? Don’t tell me. It is too good…

3 Responses to “Random Moment of Genius: Rhubarb-Mint Soda”

  1. Jan Ellis July 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    sounds fabulously healthy and refreshing! sometimes a great notion…..and necessity is the mother of invention and all that…………..;))

    • window2chaos July 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      Doing some quick research – am thinking that it might only be ~4-6 grams of sugar…not terrible since it is as satisfying as a soda (so compared to an average 39 grams in sodas) and only 25 calories or so…

      • Jan Ellis July 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

        better than TONIC- – which I love. I am making the switch to club soda bc of that pesky sugar. Don’t have the excuse of guarding against malaria anymore!

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