A simple rhubarb syrup mixed with vodka and lime juice, shaken with ice until cold. This Rhubarb Martini is a pretty pink color, slightly tart and sweet. A delicious spring cocktail!

Rhubarb Martini
I have a couple of new rhubarb recipes to share with you this year that are out of my normal!  While I have always loved a Rhubarb pie (with no strawberries) and Rhubarb Custard Bars, Allrecipes.com featured a few recipes that were very new to me, one being this Rhubarb Martini, in one of their magazines.
When I first saw this drink, I thought really?  That sounded so different but at the same time that sounds amazing! I had to try it. The problem was, rhubarb was not yet in season in upstate New York so I diligently watched for it at the grocery with no luck. Finally, last weekend, we went by a stand at an individual home that had rhubarb for sale and I finally got my rhubarb!
Rhubarb Martini
 If you like the flavor of rhubarb, then you will enjoy this martini.  I adapted it slightly because I felt it needed some citrus and added some lime juice.  It is made with a syrup made from the cooked down Rhubarb and strained through a sieve.  Then shaken with some lime, ice and vodka it turns out to be a slightly sweet refreshing drink on a hot summer day!
First you will make a syrup from the rhubarb, and then you will simply add vodka, ice, lime juice, and shake in a shaker.  Its as easy as all that!
Rhubarb Martini
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Ingredients
  • Rhubarb Syrup:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups thinly sliced rhubarb
  • for the martini:
  • 2 shot glasses of rhubarb syrup
  • 1 shot glass of vodka
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. To make the syrup, bring water, sugar and rhubarb to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer until rhubarb is softened and stringy. Strain the rhubarb using a cheesecloth or strainer into a large glass jar. Discard solids. Cool and refrigerate syrup.
  2. To make the martini, combine vodka, lime juice, and ice in a shaker. Shake until frosty and serve in a martini glass.