Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sad Rhubarb Liqueur for #handcraftededibles

I'm not sad about making this liqueur for holiday gifts. And, I hope my recipients won't be sad either. But I have to share this story, regarding the name of the recipe.

When a friend, and fellow rhubarb-fanatic, came over for dinner, I served a rhubarb chutney. He declared, "Do you know why this rhubarb is sad?"

I have no idea. 

"It could have been a pie."

Oh, brother!



I sent him a photo over the weekend and asked, Is THIS rhubarb sad?

"Yes. It could have been a pie, too."

Fine, no rhubarb liqueur for you when it's done! I retorted, exasperated and perplexed. Who would object to rhubarb liqueur!?!?

Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 stalks fresh rhubarb
  • 1-1/2 to 2 C organic granulated sugar 
  • 1 bottle of vodka

Procedure
Wash and trim rhubarb. Slice into slices. Combine rhubarb and sugar and stir well to combine. Pour vodka over that, mix well, cover, and let the mixture age in a cool place for 4 months. Stir once a week or once every other week. The color will change to a rosy red.

To gift: strain out the rhubarb pieces and bottle. Cheers!

4 comments:

  1. I am getting up, going into the kitchen and making this right now

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    1. Done, stored under the bar in our basement so I think it will be fine. I just have to remember to check on it every once in a while.

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  2. Too funny! I think there's plenty of rhubarb for pie AND this lovely liqueur!!!

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  3. That sounds just lovely! And love the story of the name - I'm pretty sure that rhubarb is anything but sad! ;-)

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