It’s that time of the month again! 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. This month’s theme is all things 4th of July/summer party/BBQ. Now you have a big list of some delicious looking recipes that are just perfect to enjoy with friends this summer.
I made a delicious strawberry rhubarb lemonade to share today. I’ve been making fresh made-to-order lemonades at the farmer’s market for the last month and each week I bring a few “flavors” besides the traditional lemonade. I’ve made strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, and strawberry rhubarb lemonade and they have all been awesome. The strawberry rhubarb has gotten great feedback and people are always really intrigued by the idea because most have never thought of the this classic combo in a drink.
Friends it is delicious! It’s sweet but the tart from rhubarb compliments all that lemon in just the right way. I highly recommend making this when you have the chance. We love it! Plus you just feel fancy telling people what it is.
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
- Yield: Serves 6
- 4 cups water
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut into chunks
- 1 pint strawberries, stems removed and cut in half
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
- 3-4 cups ice
- In a medium pot add the water, rhubarb, strawberries and sugar. Heat over medium high heat, stirring often until the mixture starts to boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and roughly crush the berries and rhubarb with a potato masher or the back for a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the solids against the strainer to get as much liquid out of them as you can. Discard the solids (or feed them to your chickens) and refrigerate the liquid until it is cool.
- When you are ready to serve add the cold strawberry rhubarb liquid and lemon juice to a large pitcher and stir together. Add the ice and stir again. Serve right away. Garnish with lemon slices and/or sliced strawberries if you’d like.
It works great to get the strawberry rhubarb juice made a day or two in advance. Just keep it in the fridge and stir everything together right before you are going to serve it.
Here’s what all of the other ladies have brought to the party!
- Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade from Mom Endeavors
- Homemade BBQ Sauce from BetsyLife
- Apricot Crumble In A Jar from The Rebel Chick
- 4th Of July Marshmallow Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories
- Grilled Corn With Honey Mustard Butter from A Little Claireification
- Grilled Pineapple & Watermelon Fruit Kabobs from A Night Owl Blog
- Veggie BBQ Sliders with Slaw from Million Moments
- Deep Dish Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Eat Your Heart Out
- Mac & Cheese Cups from See Vanessa Craft
- Popsicle Rockets from Around My Family Table
- Caesar Burgers from Plugged In Family
Enjoy a few new things to drool over and feel free to pin away!
What’s your favorite things to take to a summer party?!