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Sparkling Rhubarb Cocktail

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  • Time preparation 10 minutes, plus cooling time
  • cook time 15 minutes
  • Serve Serves 8

This is such a pretty-looking cocktail to serve when rhubarb is in season

  • 750g rhubarb, trimmed and chopped
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Chilled sparkling wine, to top up

To make the rhubarb syrup, place the rhubarb, sugar and orange zest and juice in a saucepan and add a splash of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10–15 minutes until the rhubarb is very soft.

Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a jug, pressing the rhubarb to extractall the juice, then leave to cool.

Pour a little of the rhubarb syrup into each glass and top up with chilledsparkling wine.

Ingredients

  • 750g rhubarb, trimmed and chopped
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Chilled sparkling wine, to top up

Method

To make the rhubarb syrup, place the rhubarb, sugar and orange zest and juice in a saucepan and add a splash of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10–15 minutes until the rhubarb is very soft.

Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a jug, pressing the rhubarb to extractall the juice, then leave to cool.

Pour a little of the rhubarb syrup into each glass and top up with chilledsparkling wine.

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