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