Rhubarb Mint Julep

Rhubarb Mint Julep Recipe by Hungry Girl por Vida on Fashionable Hostess.jpg2Popular Southern Cocktails - Mint Julep

It’s cocktail season and I couldn’t be more excited to team up with the talented food blogger Cindy of Hungry Girl por Vida to bring you the most delicious slushy cocktail for all of your Spring entertaining endeavors!

Cindy writes, “I look forward to Spring every year for a lot of reasons—the longer days and sunshine are always welcome after a long and drizzly winter—but what I really look forward to is the bright, fresh produce that hits the markets. One of my ever-favorite springtime treats is rhubarb. It’s such a strange vegetable but, it’s tart flavor turns deliciously fruity with a little something sweet. It’s pleasantly unexpected flavor and pop of pink color inspired me to mix up a little cocktail using this annual harbinger. I’ve combined the classic flavors of a mint julep with the tangy brightness of rhubarb for a sweet, tart, and herbal cocktail that’s perfect for toasting longer, brighter days.”

Perfect Summer Coktail Idea- Rhubarb Mint Julep RecipeIngredients for Mint Juleps

The secret ingredient… Home-made Rhubarb Syrup….

Rhubarb Syrup Ingredients:

  • Makes about 1 cup of syrup.
  • 2 cups (3-4 stalks) coarsely chopped rhubarb
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions: In a saucepan combine the rhubarb and sugar. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the rhubarb breaks down completely, stirring occasionally. Bring the syrup to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and pour into a heat-proof jar to cool. Once cool use immediately or fit with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Rhubarb Mint Julep Recipe on FashionableHostess.com

Now you are ready for your cocktail….

Rhubarb Mint Julep Ingredients: {Makes 1 cocktail}

  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • splash of water
  • lots of crushed ice

Directions: Muddle the mint leaves with the rhubarb syrup in a cocktail glass. Add the crushed ice (until the glass is mostly full) followed by the bourbon and a splash of water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and strips of rhubarb, if you’d like. Cheers!

Rhubarb Mint Julep Recipe on Fashionable Hostess

About Cindy & her blog: Hungry Girl por Vida is a blog about all the things Cindy loves and loves to share. She thinks cooking is where the practical meets the creative and pretty. On Hungry Girl por Vida, you will find recipes and pictures that inspire and excite you {they blew me away – hence why I needed to feature her work!!}. There are a lot of sweet treats, some breakfast fare, a smattering of savory recipes, plus a few sprinkles of miscellaneous ramblings, as well. When she’s not cooking in the kitchen or finding her new favorite treat, or trawling the internet for inspiration, she can be found hanging with her husband–Sean, baby boy–Casper, and two dogs—Jezebel and Luxe—in Portland, Oregon.

Follow Cindy on Pinterest {for incredible recipes}, Instagram {for cute pics of her baby}, and Facebook {for everything else in between!}. *Cindy provided the photos for today’s post


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  1. The cocktail looks delish…..can you tell me how to shave the rhubarb into cute curlicues?


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