How could this not be fabulous? As anyone who reads this knows, I own innumerable cookbooks and when I have a bit of time, I find it super relaxing to go through old favorites. Found (again), in Diana Henry’s book, ‘Salt Sugar Smoke’, there are a zillion ways to enjoy this – simply with soda or even as a substitution in a favorite cocktail (like a Crop Top!)…but you need to get it started straight away!
For approximately 1.5 L;
2 to 3 pounds young rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 bottle (750 mL) vodka
Fill your jar(s) with the rhubarb, add in all of the sugar and give it a good shake. I filled my 1 L jar with the rhubarb and sugar and then removed a third to my half litre jar after it had macerated overnight so that all of the vodka would fit.
Leave the rhubarb/sugar mix to macerate overnight, but give it a good shake when you think about it – in the morning, separate into 2 jars if you need to and then evenly distribute the vodka. Give one or both schnapps’ vessels a good shake and then continue to randomly do so throughout the day until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Leave the jars to sit for about 4 weeks.
When you’re ready to try this hot pink concoction, strain or scoop the schnapps out as you wish and imbibe as you please – such a perfect summer beverage! – enjoy!