Rhubarb Citrus Soda

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Rhubarb Soda


SourceAdapted from a recipe by Honey Gardens Apiaries, published in Cooking with Shelburne Farms
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time25 minutes


This drink is a refreshing spring tonic, and so much better for you than other sodas!  If you're tired of using rhubarb in the same old way, give this easy-to-make soda a try.


4 cups
rhubarb (about 1 pound)
6 cups
1 cup
orange juice (freshly squeezed, if possible)
1/2 cup
lemon juice (freshly squeezed, if possible)
1 cup
2 quarts
seltzer water


Place rhubarb in a large pot and cover with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Pour citrus juices and honey into a large vessel (8 cups or larger). Pour rhubarb through strainer into the container, pressing the rhubarb to release all of its juices.  Pour in honey and whisk to dissolve. Taste and add more honey if desired, keeping in mind that this will eventually be diluted with seltzer.

Refrigerate in a sealed container. To serve, pour the rhubarb beverage into a glass and add equal parts seltzer (or less or more to taste). The base may be refrigerated for up to one month