Spring Rhubarb Cocktail
Prepare Rhubarb Syrup: In a small saucepan combine water, rhubarb slices, sugar and dash salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 6 minutes or until rhubarb breaks down when stirred. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids.Advertisement
Prepare Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker combine slices of ginger and rhubarb; crush against side with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Add vodka, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of Rhubarb Syrup. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid through a small fine-mesh sieve into a tall ice-filled glass. Add club soda. Garnish with a lime slice, rhubarb swizzle stick, and/or rhubarb peel curl.
Variation: To vary the flavor, substitute white rum, silver tequila or gin for the vodka.
2 fat, 1/2 starch