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
I know some of you feel like you need a drink after a trip to IKEA, so this is like, perfect!
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.
Then add your sparkling water. Glug glug glug glug.
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.
Have you tried Sahale crunchers? They’re tasty little packages of flavoured almonds. These ones have cranberries, sesame seeds and honey.
Enjoy your summery drink! And maybe make another for a friend.