Easy Rhubarb Tonic


Mix this unique tonic made from a springtime vegetable into cocktails or club soda for an unusual refreshment.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup hot water


  1. Heat a pot of water to boiling. Place a metal or glass bowl on top, with the bottom of the bowl just above the boiling water. Add rhubarb and cook for 25 minutes without stirring.

  2. Meanwhile, dissolve sugar and baking soda in hot water in bowl, stirring now and then.

  3. Pour sugar mixture over the steamed rhubarb in the bowl and cook over boiling water another 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Pour rhubarb mixture through a mesh sieve into a clean jar; press with a wooden spoon to extract more syrup. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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