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Strawberry-Rhubarb Lemonade

May 31, 2012

When life your CSA gives you strawberries and rhubarbs, make strawberry-rhubarb lemonade!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Lemonade (from Gourmet, via Epicurious):

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 pound rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • Two 3-inch strips of lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice


In a saucepan stir together the water, the rhubarb, the sugar, 2 strips of the zest, and the vanilla, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and simmer it, covered, for 8 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the strawberries and boil the mixture, covered, for 2 minutes. Let the mixture cool and strain it through a coarse sieve set over a pitcher, pressing hard on the solids. Stir in the remaining 1 cup strawberries and the lemon juice, divide the lemonade among stemmed glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each glass with some of the additional zest.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2012 4:09 pm

    This looks so refreshing! I have yet to receive rhubarb in my box but look forward to making this delicious creation when I do.

    I would love for you to come and link up to my weekly CSA link party and share this lovely creation… Hope to see you there!

  2. May 31, 2012 11:43 pm

    Yum. Great looking lemonade. I’ve had it with strawberries but never both strawberries and rhubarb.

  3. June 1, 2012 10:13 am

    looks perfect for roofops

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