Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I interrupt this blog: Rhubarb Orange Flower Cocktail

rhubarb orange flower cocktail
It appears to be that time of year again wherein I hunt the summer cocktail. This here? Above? Rhubarb Orange Flower. Tangy, refreshing with a hint of floral goodness (and for me, a scent of my childhood, citrus blooms) and the bonus is that it's easy.

Step one: make the rhubarb syrup. I followed this recipe. Keep in mind you have to squish and squeeze the liquid out of the rhubarb. Be prepared. And for gods sakes, wash your hands.

Step two: add a teaspoon or two of the orange flower water to the syrup. I was recently gifted with some and didn't know what the heck I'd do with it. Within one week, I was putting it in a cocktail. That's just the way I roll.

Step three: Fill glass with ice.

Step four: add one shot of vodka, one shot of rhubarb orange flower syrup, and top with mineral water.

Step five and six: mix and enjoy.

It's pink!

7 comments:

A Lewis said...

Honey, please! We're not supposed to drink vodka until we're over 21. Other than that, it looks DELICIOUS!

katherynei said...

I am absolutely making this for the weekend bbq we are having. And, if you want another idea for the orange flower water, it is excellent in homemade sorbet (as is rosewater). Have any strawberries left? They would be a perfect combo! We are just going there this morning for our first U pick of the season.

CrackerLilo said...

Oh, that sounds so good! I just might try that. I'll try most any cocktail once (though I always go back to mojitos or diet Pepsi, preferably vanilla-flavored, with bourbon.) I have liked orange blossom water as a cocktail ingredient, too.

Katherynei, I also like how you think!

Jacquelyn said...

Ooh, that looks delicious and refreshing!

Fleur de Lisa said...

This sounds absolutely divine. I saw a good deal of rhubarb at the market recently and wasn't sure what to do with it. Hmmm...

Heather said...

I might actually like rhubarb this way!

Kari said...

I have been unable to find rhubarb here in Camarillo- I went on a search for it last weekend because I wanted to make your strawberry/rhubarb cobbler. I could not find it at the Farmer's Market or Vons or Ralphs. As soon as I do get my hands on some I will most defintely try your cocktail as well as the cobbler! Both sound wonderful!