The Canadian R&R

TheCanadianR&R

Rest and relax with this pretty-pink twist on a rum and coke. Since rhubarb has a natural affinity for flavours traditionally used in cola — think, citrus and pepper — we subbed out the pop in the classic version fora homemade rhubarb soda topped with flavourful bitters.

 

THE CANADIAN R&R

Makes 1 drink

Ice cubes

2 oz white rum, such as Proof or Bank’s

1 lime

2 oz Rhubarb-Peppercorn Syrup

1 oz chilled club soda

1 dash Victoria Spirits’ Twisted & Bitter black pepper bitters, optional

1 dash orange bitters, optional

1 small piece of rhubarb top with leaves for garnish, optional

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in rum. Squeeze in juice of half a lime through a strainer. Using a bar spoon, stir to chill. Continue adding ingredients and stirring to mix and chill. Add bitters. Garnish with a lime wedge and a small rhubarb stalk.

 

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More ways with rhubarb…

RHUBARB & CHEVRE CROSTINI
In a small bowl, stir crumbled room temperature goat cheese with a little whipping cream until smooth and creamy. Spread over crostini toasts. Top with dollops of rhubarb puree. Sprinkle with black pepper.

LEMON-CREAM RHUBARB TARTS
Stir cream fraiche with freshly grated lemon peel. Spoon into baked mini pastry shells. Top with dollops of rhubarb puree and sprigs of fresh tarragon.

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