Rhubarb Rose Lemon Fizz

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INGREDIENTS

For the Rhubarb Rose Lemon Fizz:

  • .75 oz fresh squeezed, strained lemon juice
  • .75 oz rhubarb syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 drops rose water (usually in the international aisle)
  • Tonic water, to top
  • Optional: egg white

For the Rhubarb Syrup:

  • ¾ lb chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (or 1 tsp good vanilla extract)
  • ½ tsp orange blossom water
DIRECTIONS

For the Rhubarb Rose Lemon Fizz:

(1) Shake the lemon juice, rhubarb syrup, rose water and egg white in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a small, chilled glass (a coupe or a bistro glass works well) and top with tonic water (about 2 ounces).

For the Rhubarb Syrup:

(1) Combine the chopped rhubarb in a saucepan with water, sugar, and split vanilla bean. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, then lower heat and cover. Let simmer gently for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

(2) Stir in the orange blossom water, replace lid, and let cool to room temp. Refrigerate overnight, then strain with a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth-covered sieve. Reserve the strained, broken down rhubarb for use as a compote, and store both syrup and compote in the fridge.

[TIP: you can make the syrup without the orange blossom water -- it will still be awesome.]