Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rhubarb Slush

I have a super yummy recipe for you tonight.  Yes, I am enjoying a glassful as we speak.  It's been a pretty stressful evening...hopefully that all comes to an end in about a week!  Yeah,yeah, I drank part of this before I thought to take the photo :)
Thanks go out to my friend Conni for sharing her recipe for this slush with me!  It sounded so good, I had to make a batch right away - ok, make that 2 batches!

Rhubarb Slush

8 cups rhubarb
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 quarts water
1 small package strawberry jello
2 cups rum (only, I used vodka in mine, I guess...didn't even realize this mistake until just now while I am re-typing it - the vodka is super yummy, too, though!)

In a large pot, combine rhubarb, sugar, lemon juice, and water.  Cook until rhubarb is soft.  Strain mixture to remove pulp.  Add jello to the mixture and allow it to cool.  Add alcohol.  Place in a large plastic container and put in freezer.  To serve, fill a glass 1/2 to 3/4 full of the slush mixture and add 7-up.
Now, I actually made one batch just like the recipe said (or so I thought...I guess I used Vodka instead of rum, but it's great that way, too!) and the second batch, I made without the alcohol and just am using it more like a punch (keep it in the fridge instead of the freezer).  It is really good that way, too :)

**Side note here, don't throw away the pulpy part you strain - it makes a yummy sauce to top  ice cream with - or just to eat!

Happy Scrappin'

1 comment:

  1. Rhubarb. I've been wondering if it'll grow where I live. I grew up with Rhubarb pie and Rhubarb/Strawberry Crisp--never would have thought to put it in a drink. YUM!