Pete’s Easy Rhabarberschorle

My favourite summertime drink when in Germany is Rhabarberschorle, a rhubarb spritzer. Here’s a bottle I enjoyed in 2011 in Berlin:

A bottle of Rhabarberschorle.

With rhubarb in season, I resolved to make some for myself. It’s really easy:

  1. Cut some rhubarb up.
  2. Place it in a little water in a pot and heat it on medium-high until it’s satisfyingly mushy.
  3. Strain the juice out into a bottle.
  4. Spritz up some soda water in the Sodastream and add the rhubarb juice to taste.

You can add sugar if you must, but I recommend you start without sugar, as rhubarb doesn’t really need it as much as you think it might.


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Chris Ortenburger on June 9, 2021 - 11:28 Permalink

Ha! I recently poked a friend for her rhubarb juice recipe, made some, marveled at its gorgeous earthy pink colour, drank it that way; then eyed it, and added sparkling water. Late Spring in a glass.