June 10, 2015

Rhubarb Syrup for Everything

Rhubarb Soda | The Naptime Chef

It is rhubarb season and I am hear with a great rhubarb syrup recipe for you. It is more like a condiment in the sense that you can use it for all sorts of things. The blushing pink syrup is ideal for stirring into seltzer to make spritzers, adding to prosecco, drizzling over yogurts and ice creams, and much, much more. The recipe is incredibly simple to make during naptime, or just about anytime, and will make your whole kitchen smell like the sweetest fruit farm you’ve ever visited. Pick up some rhubarb at the market today and get cracking. You’ll have a whole summer of deliciousness to look forward to.

Rhubarb Syrup | The Naptime Chef

p.s. Don’t forget more of my favorite rhubarb recipes!

Rhubarb Syrup for Everything

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 ounces-ish

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  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot and bring to a low simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Set a bowl in the sink and set a strainer lined with cheesecloth over it. Carefully pour the rhubarb syrup over the strainer. Let the rhubarb drip for about 30 minutes so all the syrup has been filtered and captured in the bowl.
  3. Once the syrup is cooled enough to handle pour it into a glass jar for storage. Store in the refrigerator for a few months.
  4. Note: Use the leftover sweetened stewed rhubarb for a spread on toast or dolloped on pork or fish.


I like to keep this syrup pure but it can also be flavored slightly. Try adding lemon or orange zest for a citrusy flair. Or, a vanilla bean or shot of vanilla rum for a deeper flavor. Grated ginger would add nice heat.



One Response to “Rhubarb Syrup for Everything”

  1. Anne says:

    Oh, I adore rhubarb! It’s been years since I’ve had access to any (except the expensive, limp stalks at the grocery store). Once upon a time, I, too, had a nice collection of rhubarb recipes. This syrup looks fabulous. If I can get my hands on some good rhubarb, I’ll make some, for sure.