Rhubarb Rum Punch

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


Soda Water

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.

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 11:35 am
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4 Responses to Rhubarb Rum Punch

noëlle says:

I have a bunch of rhubarb syrup in the fridge, I’ll have to try this. Incidentally, do you have any tricks up your sleeve for juicing all those limes? I have an old juicer (the kind with the handle that you press down on) but it always seems to be slow going.

July 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Reply

jarred says:

quite excited! trying to hustle up some hofer gruner and zwiegelt from the distributor. I might be in a food coma after all this… we should make friends with someone that owns a hammock emporium.

July 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Reply

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