The uses for simple syrup are endless and this rhubarb version brings a unique and delicious flavor to whatever you add it to. Mix 1 to 2 ounces into sparkling water, iced tea, champagne or a cocktail, or drizzle over ice cream or pancakes! Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. May be frozen for later use.
- 4 cups chopped rhubarb
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups white sugar, or as needed
- 1 Bring rhubarb and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until rhubarb is falling apart, about 10 minutes.
- 2 Line a strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth, set over a bowl, and strain mixture. Gently press on rhubarb with a wooden spoon to squeeze out any remaining juice. It should yield about 2 cups of liquid. Discard pulp or save for another use.
- 3 Return liquid to the saucepan over medium heat and stir in an equal amount of sugar Heat until sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Skim any foam from the top of the syrup. Let cool.
- Calories 68.8
- Carbohydrate 17.6 g
- Fiber 0.4 g
- Protein 0.2 g
- Sodium 1.4 mg
- Sugar 16.9 g