Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

With the long Jubilee weekend ahead you may need a little something to help you celebrate in style. If you are having a street party or a BBQ or even just having people over for drinks this weekend why not make a batch of this delicious rhubarb and strawberry lemonade. We are in the middle of the UK rhubarb and strawberry seasons so there is no better time to whip up a batch. Making the lemonade is really easy, tastes so fruity and so classicly of summer. If you want to make this a little more grown up then you could of course add a shot or two of gin or vodka, to make a deliciously refreshing cocktail.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Lemonade

200g caster sugar
200ml water
3-4 lemons
350g strawberries, hulled and halved
250g rhubard, cut into 2cm long pieces

Place the sugar and water in a large saucepan along with the zest of 2 of the lemons. Cook the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the syrup is at a simmer. Add the fruit and cook for 15-20 minutes at a gentle simmer until the fruit has broken down and the syrup is a wonderful ruby red.

At this stage you have two choices you can strain the mixture through cheese cloth leaving you with the syrup or you can use a hand blender to puree the fruits and the syrup together. This liquid then needs passing through a sieve to remove any flesh left over.

To finish the lemonade top up the syrup with the juice of between 3 and 4 lemons depending on how strong you want the lemon flavour. To serve fill a glass one third full with syrup and top up with chilled soda water and plenty of ice. I like to finish the drink with a few pieces of strawberry and a slice of lemon

 

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7 Responses to Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

  1. Sounds delish … wonder if it would be OK with sweetener instead of sugar for those of us on a diet?

    • Little Brown Bird says:

      Karrie, try agave which is low GI and natural. Recommended to me to my cousin who is a chef. It’s sweet but with less calories.

  2. chloe says:

    Beautiful styling! Will certainly be adding some gin if I get around to making this, sounds absolutely delicious.

  3. Little Brown Bird says:

    What a great recipe. I’ll have to try it!:)

  4. Expat in Canada says:

    Just made a batch. Really easy and delicious! Will definitely be making it again

  5. What stunning photos. Have never made homemade lemonade but you’ve just inspired me :)

  6. Hope says:

    Thats sounds soooo yummy. Would be a lovely drink for the summer, if we ever do get a summer this year!

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