Rhubarb Cordial

As much as our whole family LOVES the Rhubarb Polenta Cake I wrote about recently; enough is enough. The 3 kg rhubarb that my father-in-law brought from his garden last week should at least partially be used for another purpose! I remember rhubarb cordial from when I was little — my mum used to make it, and it was always super refreshening when it was hot outside. It’s quick and easy to make, and lovely served with ice cold water and a slice of lemon.

Here’s the recipe:

Rhubarb Cordial

1 kg rhubarb cut in chunks
550 g sugar
1 l water

Bring everything to a boil in a non-reactive pot. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes, then turn of the heat and leave to infuse for an hour. Sieve and bottle — keeps for a few weeks in the fridge. (You can use the leftover rhubarb for desert!)

Mix one third of cordial with cold water! Enjoy!

xxx Esther

4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Emilie in Paris | May 23, 2011 | Reply

I LOVE rhubarb too (just indulged in rhubarb ice cream yesterday). I will deffo try this recipe.

2. alessia | May 23, 2011 | Reply

In Italy where I come from, nobody really use rhubarb and I discovered it when I was living in France. An old French lady next door was doing a succulent crumble with fromage frais. I will definitely try both your recipes. Thanks Esther!

3. Courtney in London | May 23, 2011 | Reply

Perfect! I have rhubarb in the fridge I need to do something with. This sounds (and looks) so yummy.

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