I know my first blog post should be about business, something pertaining to how I’m going to blow your mind with “the top 5 things to make millions….” but I have something better for you. Something that can provide immediate happiness. That is what we’re striving for right?
Tonight, happiness showed up in my vintage cocktail glass (which itself gives me great joy, but that is another post).
I love to cook and under the umbrella of cooking I would include mixing cocktails. Last summer I stumbled across a recipe for Rhubarb Sours. They were amazing. So as the rhubarb became ripe this year I couldn’t stop thinking about these brightly colored beauties.
But when searching for the recipe, I found the website was no longer operating. What the F?! What was a girl to do with this strong craving and a weak memory?!
I enlisted the help of my tech savvy hubby who was able to find a snapshot of the now defunct website through some brilliant means that of course I can’t remember. Score! I was almost on my way to making this delicious cocktail.
Another stumbling block was that my rhubarb plants were puny and pathetic. Luckily I have marvelous neighbors with green thumbs. I asked said neighbors for some rhubarb in exchange for a batch of the honey rhubarb syrup I would be making. Needless to say, no one’s arms needed twisting. We were on our way to Rhubarb Sours.
As a Mother F’ing Preneur, creating something just for my enjoyment can be immensely gratifying. So much of our days are spent giving to our businesses, employees, customers, children and partners.
It is important to do something for ourselves. And sometimes making a beautiful cocktail while playing the Mom Jeans Jams station on Songza with all the littles running around is the perfect ending to my day.
Danielle Chief MFP
The Rhubarb Sour
Yield: 1 drink
2 fl oz gin 1 fl oz lime juice 2 fl oz rhubarb simple syrup (recipe follows) 1/2 fl oz rhubarb bitters 1 fl oz club soda lime wheels, for garnish (or rhubarb stalk)
Instructions: Pour all ingredients into an ice-packed cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a rock glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Ingredients for Rhubarb Simple Syrup: 4 rhubarb stalks, chopped 1/2 cup honey 1 cup water
Instructions: Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir often. Strain through a fine sieve over a bowl, using a spoon to press down on the rhubarb to extract as much liquid as possible. Let cool and refrigerate until required.