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bite + sip : hello spring & rhubarb

unruly things | bite + sip : rhubarb pie

happy first day of Spring, friends! while it may be sunny and just gorgeous outside here, it still doesn’t feel quite like Spring yet with temps in the 40s. so I did what any normal Spring-loving gal does to welcome Spring: I made strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb simple syrup. you can find the pie recipe I used here.

since I’m pregnant, and not doing any cocktail drinking anymore, I’ve taken to making mocktails. but Levi still enjoys a well shaken whiskey sour so I made a little rhuby version for him last night with some homemade rhubarb syrup. I did have a sip, you know, to make sure it was safe for consumption, and it was mighty delicious! so quick, go find some rhubarb at the farmers market or grocery store and whip one up to welcome Spring. or if you’re pregnant like me, or liquor just isn’t your thing, mix it with a little limeade and fizzy water for a refreshing treat.

unruly things | bite + sip : rhubarb cocktails

rhubarb simple syrup
4 cups of rhubarb
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water

• combine everything in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and bring to a boil. lower the heat to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes. remove from heat and allow to cool for a bit. then pour into a fine strainer {I used our nut milk bag} that has been placed over a large bowl or other heat-safe jar. squeeze to strain the syrup from the solid pulp. bottle and refrigerate until ready for use.

rhubarb whiskey sour
makes 1 drink
2 oz of rhubarb syrup
2 oz of whiskey {we prefer Bulleit Bourbon}
2 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice

• pour all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until mixed. serve over ice in a rocks glass.

{photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things}

3 Responses to “bite + sip : hello spring & rhubarb”

  1. Joanna said:

    Thank you for posting it! I can’t wait to make/drink this!

  2. Katie said:

    Wow, this sounds fantastic! And since I’m between kiddo number 1 and trying for number 2, I’m relishing every delicious sip I can!

  3. Emily said:

    Ooh! So glad you posted, these look delicious. We started out at 0* this morning, and I can’t wait for a real spring day to taste test! (+ congratulations on the baby making!)