Rhubarb chiller

After several nights of tossing and turning in the sticky heat, we’ve finally got a bit of a break in the weather. Today is my kind of day: warm enough for flip flops and bare legs, breezy enough for a light sweater. I do much better in more temperate weather, and even better with a refreshing drink like this one by my side. It’s a mocktail, but you could easily splash in some booze if you choose.

For one rhubarb chiller, you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces IKEA rhubarb drink concentrate (yay, IKEA!)
  • 250 ml sparkling water (mineral or otherwise)
  • A handful of ice cubes

IKEA syrup and pellegrino

I know some of you feel like you need a drink after a trip to IKEA, so this is like, perfect!

pouring syrup

So you pours your rhubarb concentrate over your ice cubes. Take a big sniff. Oh it smells so good already!

If you’re feeling fancy (and even if you’re not), you can jazzy it up a with a pretty garnish. A rhubarb stalk would’ve been perfect for this drink but they’re out of season here so I put a fresh Ontario strawberry on a bamboo skewer for swizzling and added the lemon because I had one in the fridge.

pouring pellegrino

Then add your sparkling water. Glug glug glug glug.

rhubarb chiller

Give it a little stir with your swizzler and there you have it, one tasty rhubarb chiller.

I knew you were feeling nibbly, so I put out a little snack.

sahale nuts alongside

Have you tried Sahale crunchers? They’re tasty little packages of flavoured almonds. These ones have cranberries, sesame seeds and honey.

rhubarb chiller 2

Enjoy your summery drink! And maybe make another for a friend.

Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s