I’ve been trying to come up with an easy, light, refreshing punch to take to the GUD picnic next weekend. I’m going to make a batch of prescription juleps, since that’s about the best drink ever for dealing with Detroit in July, but I wanted to come up with something else… So, Eastern Market on Saturday, I grabbed some rhubarb, whipped up a batch of rhubarb syrup, and came up with this saucy little bastard…
Rhubarb Rum Punch
2 oz. White Rum (I used Don Q.)
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Rhubarb Syrup
For a single plan cocktail, Combine all ingredients (except soda) in a shaker, and give them a bit of a dry shake. Don’t get crazy, just get that mint a little agitated. Pour over ice, top with soda, swizzle (or stir), and garnish with mint.
For a batch, I’ll be combining 2 bottles of white rum, the juice of about 25 limes, a full bottle of rhubarb syrup, and a solid bunch of mint to a large pitcher. I’ll pour each serving over a few cubes of ice, garnish with club soda, and stir. Should be pretty easy.
This is a pretty solid drink… It’s very light, and very tasty. The important thing is to really get the rhubarb flavor happening, otherwise it’s pretty much just a mojito. For the first batch of syrup, I chopped the rhubarb, but for the big batch I’ll most likely grate about six to ten stalks.
And also, I might add some green tea. Wow.