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 refreshing 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 dessert!)

Mix one third of cordial with cold water! Enjoy!

xxx Esther


Comments (4)

Emilie in Paris
May 23, 2011

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

May 23, 2011

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!

Courtney in London
May 23, 2011

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

June 25, 2015

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