Anyone up for some Rhu-Blue Cocktails? It’s a late afternoon, the sun is shining bright and the weather is a warm 85 degrees, and you’re just a little parched. So what do you do? You go into the kitchen a make a wonderful, tasty, cool, and refreshing cocktail. It’s just not any cocktail, it’s a Rhu-Blue Cocktail made from the fresh Rhubarb Blueberry Syrup that you recently bottled up.
Once your drinks are made, you stop and pick up your favorite book off the table, you head back out to the deck, with drink and book in hand. You open your book to start reading, and then take a nice long sip of one of your Rhu-Blue Cocktails, and it happens, you forget about your book, your eyes close, you take a deep breath, and you find that your sitting somewhere on a nice warm sand covered beach, and life has suddenly become much calmer! Ahhhh, yep, it’s Rhu-Blue Cocktails heaven!
Get your summer relaxation on with a couple of these Rhu-Blue Cocktails! They're sure to quench that parched feeling, and put you into the beach mood.
- 1 oz – Bacardi Rum
- 6 oz – Lemonade*
- 1 oz – Rhubarb Blueberry Syrup**
- 1 oz - Absolute Vodka
- 1 oz – Dry Vermouth
- ½ oz – Rhubarb Blueberry Syrup
- Martini Shaker
- Fill glass with ice. Combine rum, lemonade, and rhubarb blueberry syrup and pour into glass of ice. Serve with a slice of your favorite fruit or drink umbrella.
- Combine all ingredients into shaker, fill with ice, and shake, shake, shake! Pour into martini glass and serve with a slice of your favorite fruit!
*I make my own using water, fresh lemons and sugar. ** Rhubarb Blueberry Syrup Recipe
After bringing to life my Rhubarb Blueberry Syrup (from our alien bush that grows in the front yard), I thought, why not incorporate this wonderful syrup into a couple of nice and tasty cocktails! Oh wow! I have to say they are very refreshing! My favorite is the RhuBlue Martini (I’m an old martini lover from way back), and my husbands is the RhuBlue Island, which has a cooling lemonade flavor.
If you want a non-alcohol refreshing family version of the Rhu-Blue Cocktails, just omit the rum and vodka, and use a little sparkling soda instead. The kids will really love this version. It gives them a tasty drink with a little bubbles; and who doesn’t like bubbles – kid or adult! They’re fun and will tickle those little bellies. These Rhu-Blue Cocktails have become our favorite late afternoon, sit out on the deck, and just enjoy the day that has passed! Either version you serve will be a cool refreshing treat. I hope you enjoy!
From my kitchen to yours,