Rhubarb Beer Cocktail

Perhaps it would be more appropriate to call this a beer mixer, because with only two ingredients, it's incredibly simple.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

Rhubarb Beer Cocktail

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:1 minute (with pre-made rhubarb syrup. Syrup takes 30 minutes to make)
Total time:1 minute
This recipe appears in: Drinking in Season: Rhubarb Beer Cocktail


  • For the Rhubarb Syrup:
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle of Hefeweizen or other wheat beer


  1. 1

    To make the rhubarb syrup: Combine rhubarb, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat until boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook until rhubarb breaks down, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Rhubarb syrup will keep for one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

  2. 2

    To make the cocktail: Pour the rhubarb syrup in the bottom of a pint glass. Gently pour the beer over syrup, tilting the glass slightly as you pour to prevent too much foam.


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