We've really loved making our own cold sparkling rhubarb drink lately! It's an old fashioned cooling summer drink, ideal when you have a glut of rhubarb from the garden.
It's naturally fermented, delicious and it's really easy. Plus, you can cook up the rhubarb afterwards and preserve!
By the way, rhubarb root (after 4 years) is incredibly medicinal! It has a potent cleansing action on the gut, removing debris along the way . It's rich in iron, great for anaemia, perfect for all things digestion, and was used historically to treat dysentery.
Sparkling Rhubarb Drink
Makes 4.5 litres, approximately
Place all in a food-safe bucket, mix well, then place a tea towel over the top of the bucket and leave to stand at room temperature for 48 hours.
Strain through a fine nylon kitchen sieve and pour into bottles and seal immediately.
The sparkling rhubarb will be ready in 2 weeks. Open carefully – it’s best to refrigerate it before opening.
Posted: Monday 29 November 2021