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Rhubarb Soda

(recipe, Carrie Floyd)

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Recently my greed at the farmers' market prompted me to buy more rhubarb than I had time to fashion into tarts or pie. Instead I turned the stalks into syrup, which I then made into cocktails and sodas.


  1. 1½ cups rhubarb, roughly chopped
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1½ cups water
  4. Sparkling water
  5. Ice


  1. Place rhubarb, sugar, and 1½ cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the syrup is bright pink.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup into a large jar.
  3. To make each soda, measure ¼ cup rhubarb syrup into a glass. Add enough sparkling water to fill the glass ⅔ full. Stir to mix, then add ice.