My favourite summertime drink when in Germany is Rhabarberschorle, a rhubarb spritzer. Here’s a bottle I enjoyed in 2011 in Berlin:
With rhubarb in season, I resolved to make some for myself. It’s really easy:
- Cut some rhubarb up.
- Place it in a little water in a pot and heat it on medium-high until it’s satisfyingly mushy.
- Strain the juice out into a bottle.
- 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.
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.