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Rhubarb Raspberry Fizz

rhubarb raspberry fizz


  • 12 ounces rhubarb chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 ounces raspberries
  • 1 vanilla bean pod seeds scraped
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 tablespoons good honey more or less to taste, see note
  • Club soda ginger ale, or any other bubbly drink you think would be a good fit


  • Place the rhubarb, raspberries, vanilla bean seeds and pod, and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 30 minutes until rhubarb is tender. Place the mixture in a strainer over a large bowl and press on the rhubarb and raspberries until all the juice is released (you should have about 2 cups). Discard the pulp. Divide the warm mixture equally between 4 glasses and stir 2 tablespoons honey into each glass (more or less to taste), making sure honey is dissolved. Let cool, and then add equal amounts club soda or ginger ale to each glass (about 1/2 cup per glass). Top with ice, and serve.


I’ve added the honey to the warm juice after it’s been cooked and strained. I found this gave it a more ‘clean’ honey taste. I thought 2 tablespoons was the perfect amount – it still left a little bit of tartness to the drink. Feel free to add more if you’d like it sweeter. 
 If you want to make the juice ahead, remember that honey will firm up in the fridge, and you will have to gently reheat the mixture to loosen the honey. Sugar could be substituted, although I would include it in the simmering stage. A tablespoon or two of minced ginger would be lovely here, and strawberries or blueberries would make a nice substitution for the raspberries. A splash of bourbon is also excellent! I made this with both club soda and ginger ale, and liked it both ways.