A Rhubarb-Mojito is a Nice Variation
Rum Flavored Beverages

The rhubarb-mojito is a delightful variation of the original national-cuban-drink.

It was thought to have originated in the 1980's, but has been around for quite some time. Some say maybe even as early as the 16th century as a favorite of the old sea pirates.

The mojito is actually a refreshing rum beverage flavoured with mint and lime, and typically known as the national-cuban-drink.

This drink is enjoying quite an increase in popularity all over the world. People vary them slightly with their own types of ingredients, and rhubarb is just one of them.

There are different opinions on how to make the drink using the most common ingredients. For instance, how much to mash the leaves with your muddler is one example.

Or, should they be gently stirred in instead?

If you don't have a bar muddler, anything you can use to squash the leaves with is fine.

How much soda water should be added is another matter of personal choice.

The lime juice should be fresh. That seems to be a given.

As for garnish? You can use lime wedges, mint leaves or both. Even a thin stalk of rhubarb would be a fitting compliment to the rhubarb-mojito.

Take a look at the video to see how it is done.

The recipes call for rhubarb syrup. This is very easy to make.

Simply put a few cups of chopped rhubarb into a saucepan and add some water. Cover and boil down on low heat until the rhubarb is very soft.

Strain the mixture through a sieve, and you now have your syrup. Add sugar to sweeten to your own personal taste.

Enjoy these recipes and making your own version of the rhubarb-Mojito.


3 oz. rhubarb syrup
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
mint leaves
Club soda

In a cocktail shaker, add the above ingredients. Shake to mix thoroughly, and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Top with soda.


1 1/2 oz. white rum
4 or 5 mint leaves
2 tblsp. fresh lime juice
2 oz. rhubarb syrup
Lime wedges
Soda water

Muddle (mash) the mint leaves with crushed ice using a shaker or some type of tall container.

Add in syrup, juice and rum. Shake your mixture very well, and pour into a tall glass. Top it up with the soda, and garnish with lime wedges.


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lime wedges
1/2 lime chopped
2 oz. rhubarb syrup
1 oz. triple sec
1 1/2 oz. vodka
8 mint leaves

Place leaves and chopped lime into a shaker. Mash the items as much as you would like, and add the rest of the ingredients.

Strain into a tall glass that is filled with crushed ice and garnish with a thin stalk of red rhubarb. You can add a bit of soda water if you like, and gently stir.


6 mint leaves
3 basil leaves
2 oz. white rum
3 oz. rhubarb syrup
2 oz. lime juice
Club Soda

In a tall container or shaker, add the leaves and mash together. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake very well to combine. Pour into a tall glass filled about half-way with crushed ice. Top up with club soda, and garnish with lime wedges.

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