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Perfect rhubarb lemonade

This perfect rhubarb lemonade is just as the name suggests, perfect. It is easy to make and so refreshing on a hot summer day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade, lemonade ideas, lemonade recipes, rhubarb lemonade, summer drink ideas, summer drinks
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 4 cups rhubarb washed and rough chop
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ice water this is a variable, depending on how intense you want the flavor


  • Add 4 cups rhubarb and 8 cups of water to medium sized sauce pan. Boil on medium high heat, and continue to boil for about 3-5 minutes. The rhubarb will be mushy and the water will be colored.
    Remove the rhubarb, but don't stress about getting it all out. We will strain well later.
    Add in your lemon juice and sugar.
    Return to heat and bring to a boil again. You want the sugar to dissolve and flavors to meld. It won't take too long though, maybe 3-5 minutes after it comes to a low boil.
    At this points, strain through a fine mesh strainer.
    It will be hot, so allow to cool.
    This will be your rhubarb lemon syrup. You will add ice water to this to finish out your lemonade.
    If you aren't planning on using, you can store this in the fridge up to 3 days. When you are ready to use, add the ice water.
    The amount of ice water is a personal preference. I know a lot of people use a 1:1 ratio. I like mine a little more watered down, depending on the intensity of the syrup I will use ½ cup syrup to 2 cups ice water or even ¾ cup syrup to 2 cups ice water.
    Now, pull yourself up a rocking chair on the front porch and sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.