Rhubarb Liqueur

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By taking just a few minutes to throw 3 ingredients in a jar, you can make rhubarb season stretch a little bit longer — and a killer after-dinner drink while you’re at it. We also see this mixed with sparkling water (or sparkling wine!) and sipped by the pool.

Makes about 2 pints

2 pounds rhubarb, cleaned and cut into 1″ pieces
1 cup organic sugar
1 liter good vodka, local and organic are a plus


[1] Place rhubarb pieces in a large clean glass jar. Pour sugar on top of rhubarb. Pour vodka into jar and stir all ingredients together. Let this concoction sit for 1 month, stirring every so often to help break down the sugar and the fruit.

[2] At the 1 month point, the sugar will have dissolved completely. Strain out the rhubarb. Store in the same large glass jar or in smaller pretty jars. I sometimes use little medicine jars.

[3] Serve ice cold at the end of the meal, or in a flute with a bit of champagne.