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Summers always calls for a good cocktail.  While I love a great summer ale, gin always becomes a summer favorite for me, as well as anything with bubbles in it (bring on the champagne please!).  Also, in the spring, my rhubarb, which is a perennial, is always thing to sprout up in my garden.  For these reasons, when a Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail, from the blog Baked Bree, popped up on my pintrest, I had to try it!  Of course, I made some alterations, and here is how it turned out for me!

Ingredients
9 oz Rhubarb syrup
8 oz Gin
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
12 oz cold sparkling white wine
ice &  lemon slices for garnish

 

First, make rhubarb syrup. 

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1 Cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1tsp vanilla (Baked Bree uses a vanilla bean, but I didn’t have any!)
1 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb.

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Put all the ingredients into a small pot, and bring to a boil.  Boil for 3 minutes.

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Carefully strain into a jar….perhaps using a funnel, or a wider bottled jar than I did! I made a bit of a mess at first…And let you syrup chill

Finally, make your drink!

Mix the entire jar of homemade rhubarb syrup with the remaining ingredients above, and enjoy!rhubarbfizz4

I found this drink to be an amazing summer cocktail!  Not too sweet, and so refreshing!  So maybe make an extra batch, because it certainly will not last long!

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