Rhubarb Punch Recipe12 cups rhubarb, chopped (does not have to be uniform pieces)
12 cups water
2 cups organic unbleached sugar
Combine these items and bring to a boil. Simmer until rhubarb is completely mushy. Strain and chill. You will get 12+ cups rhubarb juice out of this. You may freeze in 4 cup portions, or in portions as you will use it.
We did the above steps in a stock pot with a colander insert. When we were done simmering, we just pulled the colander up and the rhubarb pulp stayed in the colander (for the most part). We set the colander over a large bowl to drain some more.
The rhubarb juice is a beautiful shade of pink!
To make the punch, the "official" recipe says to combine:
4 cups chilled rhubarb juice
6 oz can frozen lemonade mix
16 oz lemon lime soda
We made it like that and it was good. However, we don't drink pop, so the first thing we did was think, "we could skip the pop and it would still be good." It was!
*One part frozen lemonade mix to 2 parts rhubarb juice (the boys like it this way)
*One part rhubarb juice to 2 parts pre-made lemonade, add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (the mom likes it this way)
*rhubarb juice as is or watered down slightly (the boys)
*rhubarb juice mixed with mineral water (the mom)
*or??? let us know what you try. : )