Rhubarb from Stone Wall Farm, photo by Anne Dickerson
Try this innovative recipe for a fun and unusual Mojito (found with even more rhubarb recipes on the Portland Farmers Market Blog.)
Start by creating a Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 stalk rhubarb, sliced
Combine the sugar, water, and rhubarb in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute and set aside to steep for twenty to thirty minutes. Strain through a sieve, pressing on the solids. Discard the solids or eat them (they are yummy).
For one Rhubarb Mojito:
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup
4-5 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. club soda
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the rum and simple syrup. Place the mint leaves and a couple of ice cubes into a glass and muddle – or crush until the mint is bruised and broken down into small pieces. Combine the muddled mint with the ice, rum, and rhubarb syrup and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and top with the club soda. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries, or blend of other berries
Cookout Shopping List: find everything you need at market
Salad mix, like this one from Black Kettle Farm
with baby kale and mustard greens
Fresh, local meats and veggies for the grill (complete vendor list here)
Homemade bread, pastries and desserts
Enjoy the weekend!