Rhubarb Cocktails

Check out these great cocktails from Maddy, your local mixologist at Mezze Bistro+Bar.

In the Spring, when rhubarb’s in season, you can make a delicious simple syrup perfect for cocktails and mocktails alike. 

To make the simple syrup: 
Take 3 or 4 stalks of rhubarb cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups of sugar 
3 cups of water
Add ingredients to a saucepan, combine & bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer & let simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain using a fine mesh strainer into a heat safe jar or dish to cool. Be sure to press on rhubarb to release extra juices. Once cooled, reserve in a container and store, refrigerated for up to a week. You can add strawberries or orange zest to the recipe for added fun!
Fun cocktails you can make with it:
French 75
3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce rhubarb simple
shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass with no ice, top with sparkling wine 
Whiskey sour 
2 ounce bourbon or rye
1 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce rhubarb simple 
White from one egg (optional)
Add ingredients to a shaker and shake without ice for 10 seconds, add ice and shake again for another 10 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass over ice. 
Vodka gimlet
1 1/2 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce rhubarb simple 
shake ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass with no ice 
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce rhubarb simple
1tsp grated ginger 
shake over ice and strain into a glass with ice, top with tonic, soda water or ginger beer. 
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