Rhubarb Old-FashionedEdit Post
Contributed by on Mar 20, 2019
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Makes 1 cocktail
For the rhubarb simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped rhubarb stalk
For the cocktail:
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce rhubarb simple syrup
2-4 dashes angostura bitters (depending on your taste)
Additional rhubarb stalk for garnish (optional)
First, make the simple syrup. Combine all syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a heavy simmer. Turn down to a low simmer and let cook until rhubarb has broken down and mixture has reduced by half (about 10-15 minutes.)
Strain the syrup through a sieve and into a resealable bottle or container to get rid of chunks, and allow to cool to at least room temperature.
Once simple syrup is cool, make the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine the bourbon, simple syrup and angostura bitters. Shake vigorously for about 15 second and then strain into a rocks glass filled to the brim with ice.
Garnish with a long piece of rhubarb stalk, if desired.