Rhubarb Cordial

May 20, 2013

Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.

Rhubarb Cordial

WHO: eatboutique lives in New England and is the woman behind eatboutique.com.

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WHAT: The best way to savor the season -- and preserve it for later. 

HOW: Throw some chopped rhubarb and sugar in a jar, cover with vodka, and let it sit for a month. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: By taking just a few minutes to throw 3 ingredients in a jar, you can make rhubarb season stretch a little bit longer -- and a killer after-dinner drink while you're at it. We also see this mixed with sparkling water (or sparkling wine!) and sipped by the pool. 

Rhubarb Cordial by eatboutique

Makes 1 liter

2 pounds rhubarb, cleaned and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup organic sugar
1 liter good vodka, local and organic are a plus

 See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

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NancyfromVictoria May 30, 2013
I have to do this tomorrow. Looks amazing. So pretty.
Anna H. May 23, 2013
That is so pretty it hurts.
mcs3000 May 22, 2013