Rhubarb Nectar Recipe - Refreshing and Delicious

Fresh Rhubarb Nectar

Rhubarb Nectar Recipe - Refreshing and Delicious
Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


Fresh Rhubarb Nectar
Fresh Rhubarb Nectar

Fresh Rhubarb Nectar is a refreshing and tangy drink that is perfect for the spring and summer months. Made with chopped rhubarb, water, sugar, and lemon juice, this nectar is a delicious way to enjoy the unique flavor of rhubarb.


Rhubarb has been used in cooking for centuries, with its origins dating back to ancient China. In the 18th century, rhubarb became popular in Europe and was often used in desserts and beverages. This recipe for Fresh Rhubarb Nectar is a modern twist on a classic ingredient.


How to prepare

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Using a cheesecloth, strain the mixture.
  3. Place the strained mixture in the refrigerator to chill.
  4. Right before serving, mix one part soda water with two parts rhubarb nectar.


  • For a sweeter nectar, add more sugar to taste. You can also add a splash of vodka or gin for a boozy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

When chopping the rhubarb, be sure to remove any leaves as they are toxic. It's also important to strain the mixture after simmering to remove any pulp and seeds for a smooth nectar.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fresh Rhubarb Nectar chilled over ice for a refreshing drink on a hot day.

Cooking Techniques

Simmering the rhubarb mixture helps to extract the flavor and color from the rhubarb for a vibrant nectar.

Ingredient Substitutions

If rhubarb is not in season, you can use frozen rhubarb or substitute with strawberries for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Fresh Rhubarb Nectar can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fresh Rhubarb Nectar in a glass pitcher with fresh rhubarb stalks as a garnish for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This nectar pairs well with light and fresh dishes such as salads, grilled fish, or chicken.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover nectar in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To serve, simply mix with soda water and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fresh Rhubarb Nectar contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of Fresh Rhubarb Nectar contains approximately 40g of carbohydrates.


Fresh Rhubarb Nectar is a low-fat beverage, with less than 1g of fat per serving.


This nectar is protein-free, making it a light and refreshing drink.

Vitamins and minerals

Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and calcium, making this nectar a nutritious choice.


This recipe does not contain any common allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten.


Fresh Rhubarb Nectar is a low-fat, low-protein beverage that is rich in vitamin C and other essential nutrients.


Fresh Rhubarb Nectar is a delicious and nutritious beverage that is perfect for the warmer months. With its tangy flavor and vibrant color, this nectar is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it. I have always had a love for rhubarb, with its tart flavor and vibrant pink color. So when I came across a recipe for Fresh Rhubarb Nectar in an old cookbook at a garage sale, I knew I had to try it.

The recipe called for simple ingredients - fresh rhubarb, sugar, water, and a touch of lemon juice. It seemed like the perfect summer drink, refreshing and sweet with a hint of tanginess. I was excited to give it a try and see how it turned out.

I had never made a rhubarb nectar before, so I was a bit nervous about how it would turn out. But I put my trust in the recipe and got to work. I washed and chopped the rhubarb, then simmered it with the sugar and water until it was soft and juicy. The scent that filled my kitchen was sweet and enticing, promising a delicious end result.

After straining out the rhubarb solids and adding a squeeze of lemon juice, I was left with a beautiful pink liquid that tasted like pure summer. I poured myself a glass and took a sip, savoring the sweet and tangy flavor on my tongue. It was everything I had hoped for and more - the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, with a refreshing quality that made it ideal for a hot summer day.

I couldn't wait to share my creation with my family and friends. I served it at a backyard barbecue, where it was met with rave reviews. Everyone loved the unique flavor of the rhubarb nectar, and many asked for the recipe so they could make it at home themselves.

As I watched my loved ones enjoy the nectar, I felt a sense of pride and satisfaction. It was moments like these that made me grateful for my love of cooking and the joy it brought to others. And it was recipes like this one that reminded me of the power of simple, fresh ingredients to create something truly special.

Over the years, I have continued to make Fresh Rhubarb Nectar whenever rhubarb is in season. It has become a staple in my summer cooking repertoire, a refreshing and delicious drink that never fails to impress. And each time I make it, I think back to that first time I saw the recipe and took a chance on something new and wonderful.

I am grateful for the experiences and memories that cooking has brought into my life. The recipes I have collected over the years have become more than just instructions - they are stories, each one a reminder of a moment shared with loved ones, a taste of a different time and place, a connection to the past and the future.

And as I continue to cook and bake, trying new recipes and sharing old favorites, I am grateful for the joy and fulfillment it brings me. For me, cooking is more than just a way to feed my family - it is a way to nourish my soul and create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come.


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