Rosy Rhubarb Syrup and a Farm Girl Cosmo

[donotprint]I recently stumbled on a new blogging club called The Secret Recipe Club. The idea is similar to other blog exchanges in that each participating blogger is assigned another participating blog to make a recipe from, but the twist with The Secret Recipe Club is that you can’t tell anyone whose blog you have – shhhh, it’s a secret! – until you finally post about the blog you were assigned and the recipe you chose.

Well, today is our official posting day so now that I can finally tell you what blog I was assigned and what recipe I chose, here goes! The blog I was assigned was Kate’s Kitchen, a blog written by Kate from Indianapolis, Indiana. Kate is a self-professed “financial planner who lives to cook” … and boy, does she! Her blog is chock full of delicious recipes.

When searching Kate’s blog for a recipe to make, something dawned on me. The name of my blog is Rhubarb and Honey … but I have no rhubarb recipes here! I immediately searched for rhubarb recipes and within a few minutes, I knew exactly what I’d be making. Since I also have no cocktail recipes here at Rhubarb and Honey, Kate’s recipe for a “Farm Girl Cosmo” made with “Rosy Rhubarb Syrup” was just what I needed.

So, did I make the right recipe choice? Yes!

Both the cosmopolitan and the syrup were very easy to make … and both were quite delicious! The beautiful pink syrup was sweet, with a hint of tart and a lovely citrus note. Using it in a cosmopolitan was an inspired idea, as it resulted in a delightful drink that went down way to easy … and by that I mean that there will be plenty more Farm Girl cosmos in my future![/donotprint]

Rosy Rhubarb Syrup


  • 4 cups chopped fresh or thawed frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons


1. Mix all the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
2. Cook over medium-high heat until the rhubarb is pulpy, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
3. Strain liquid from pulpy mixture into a small container; reserve rhubarb pulp for another use.

NOTES: Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. The syrup could also be used as a topping over pancakes or ice cream.

Farm Girl Cosmo


  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1 cup Rosy Rhubarb Syrup
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract or 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Thin slices of lime for garnish


1. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake until very cold.
3. Strain into cocktail glasses.
4. Kiss the one you love and enjoy!

NOTES: For a non-alcoholic version, substitute club soda for the vodka. Serve over ice, garnished with a lime wedge.


[donotprint]If you would like information on The Secret Recipe Club or would like to join in (you do have to have a blog with a decent number of recipes for others to choose from), you can click here to read about it and sign up![/donotprint]

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  • Kateiscooking

    Good Morning Kimberly :-)  I”m so glad you liked the rosy rhubarb syrup and the farm girl cosmo.  We wound up using the rest of the syrup in Heartland’s caramelized cabbage rolls.  Those were fantastic too.  Thank you for the wonderful shout-out too!!  I just went in and liked you on Facebook.  I’m there too under Kateiscooking.  I’m looking forward to following you, Kate

    • Anonymous

      Hi, Kate! Yes, I loved the syrup and I definitely loved the cosmo … I can’t wait to make another one when I get home tonight! I liked your Facebook page as well and am looking forward to seeing what else comes out of your kitchen too!

  • Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking

    Too bad it’s 7:15 in the morning – those look quite tasty!!

    • Anonymous

      Well, as they say, it’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere! Thanks, Lynne!

  • amanda

    Omg, if I wasn’t pregnant I would be rushing our for rhubarb right now! This looks so delicious! It’s a shame that rhubarb has such a short season – maybe I should make some syrup and save it!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Amanda, I did try it with club soda as well and it’s still delicious! I too wish rhubarb had a longer season … but it freezes really well so I buy up all I can at the farmers’ markets, chop it, put it in freezer bags, and toss it in the freezer. When I run out, the Stahlbush Farms brand at Whole Foods is pretty good too! Thanks for stopping by Rhubarb and Honey!

  • Shelby Ruttan

    I love this – looks so pretty and sounds so yummy!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Shelby!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing

    Woohoo, glad to see you joined! This is the only “blog hop” I’ve ever really liked – it’s a great group of people that is growing every month!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Stacy! It was a lot of fun … looking forward to next month!

  • Lisa Shanahan

    Love the color, just beautiful.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.Lisa~~Cook Lisa Cook

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Lisa … and since I’ve recently acquired a taste for guacamole, I’ll definitely check your recipe out!

  • Kristyray

    Definitely the most fun blog hop ever :)   I wish I had something constructive to say, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never tasted rhubarb.  I should give the recipe a try and see if I like it :)

    • Anonymous

      It was quite fun, wasn’t it! If you like “girly” drinks (ie, fun and fruity), you should definitely give this recipe a try … I think you’ll love it!

  • Sanjeeta kk

    Love the color of the drink! Fun to be in SRC with you!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! Can’t wait for next month!

  • Marla

    Rhubarb syrup sounds amazing – so many ways it can be used. Fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Marla!

  • Kelly

    This cocktail looks fantastic and your blog is amazing!!  New follower! xoxo

    • Anonymous

      Aww, thanks, Kelly! Your comment just made me day : )

  • Amy @ A Little Nosh

    I’ve never used rhubarb before. This looks so refreshing and yummy!  Glad to be part of SRC with you!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Amy!

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  • Jayasri Ravi

    I haven’t done much with rhubarb before :), thanks for sharing this recipe!, need to give it a try, Glad to be with you in SRC

    • Anonymous

      Definitely give it a try and let me know what you think!

  • Amanda Formaro

    Ok what the heck, I thought I posted a comment! I meant to tell you I had featured you, but obviously I forgot LOL! This looks delish, I could use a stiff drink right now LMAO!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Amanda! I still have some rhubarb syrup left … should I break out the martini glasses now? : )

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