[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]