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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Recipe: Rhubarb Slush

This is a refreshing spring time beverage. It is also a great way to use up all that fresh rhubarb. Alcohol is optional.

Rhubarb Slush Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • 1 cup gin

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, chilled

How to Make Rhubarb Slush

  1. Place rhubarb in a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender. Drain and mash or puree in a blender.

  2. Stir together the rhubarb puree, sugar, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, gin and water. Freeze. Place scoops of the frozen mixture into serving glasses, and fill the rest of the glass with lemon-lime soda.

Rhubarb Slush Nutritions

  • Calories: 192.6 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 41.7 g

  • Cholesterol:

  • Fat: 0.1 g

  • Fiber: 0.8 g

  • Protein: 0.6 g

  • SaturatedFat:

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 13.9 mg

  • Sugar: 29.3 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Rhubarb Slush Reviews

  • If you want to keep more rhubarb flavour, save the cooking water from step 1 to use as the ingredient water in step 2. Even with half the sugar its plenty sweet, next time I will use Soda Water instead of lemon-lime pop. A great recipe- and fun to experiment with

  • My husband swears this is the BEST slush ever I go about making it a little differently. I put my chopped rhubarb in the saucepan and usually I toss in 1/2-1 c raspberries for color. Once tender, rather than draining and blending I just use my immersion blender. Then add the remaining ingredients (but only HALF the SUGAR) and I always use Brandy instead of Gin. Its so quick and easy - and delicious.UPDATE: I made this tonight with Blackberry Brandy and Grape juice concentrate instead of Orange (again 1/2 the sugar). Delicious I think this might be my favorite version now.

  • Instead on gin I used Maui Tropical Schnapps & that added a nice extra flavor to it. Very good way to use up your Rhubarb

  • Sooo delicious and refreshing Im always going to have a batch of the slush on hand for company or a refreshing treat for myself. Thanks so much.

  • My company found this drink (I made it virgin) very refreshing. I plan on keeping a batch in the freezer for unexpected guests. Great way to use your rhubarb

  • Its nice to find a beverage recipe to use all of my rhubarb in. This one didnt quite have enough rhubarb flavor in it for me, so I added another 1 c of rhubarb. i also reduced the sugar to 2/3 c instead of 1 c. That helped. Next time, I dont think Ill put quite as much orange juice. That seemed to overpower it a bit.

  • A good way to use a lot of Rhubarb. I used rum instead of gin and it tasted great. I also recommend using a flavored sparkling H2O instead of pop as this recipe already has a lot of sugar. Four Stars.

  • I dont quite know where to begin on this one. It is THE BEST drink ever I served it to my neighbors over Memorial Day Weekend, and they are all frantically running out to the farmers market to buy more rhubarb. The only thing I changed was I used strawberry vodka instead of gin and served Fresca over the top. YUMMY

  • Wasnt really that impressed with this recipe...lot of work and only an okay taste

  • I thought this was very good. I have mixed it with club soda, sprite, and cranberry pop and have liked it every way I have had it.

  • This was a hit at my graduation party. I doubled the recipe and had plenty for everyone (even some left over). I did add more rhubarb and not quite as much sugar as other reviewers suggested. I did not have to puree the rhubarb after boiling was soft enough, that i just took a wisk and stirred it so that any big chunks would fall apart. Thanks for the recipe


  • Very good recipe. I used the water that the rhubarb cooked in and it turned out great. I also made it once with half the sugar & it was fine so thats what Ill do from now on. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • When your 10 year old thinks this is great, youve done something right. The only thing I did different was to decrease sugar per other reviews. I doubled the batch and did not add the liquor so my kids could have some too. I will just pour vodka on the individual glasses. I dont understand how you drain rhubarb after cooking it, and why would you just want the pulp? Next time I will use the 3 cps. of water over rhubarb and not add the extra water at the end.

  • This is a great way to make sure you pick all the rhubarb. I used vodka instead of gin.I thought it was a bit too sweet. I added a bit of lemon juice at the end in a glass, with the lemon lime soda. I will use less sugar next time. But easy to keep in the freezer. Im thinking of making the rhubarb patch bigger.

  • This was a great hit at my sons college graduation open house Great way to use fresh rhubarb.

  • This was a good Slush. It wasnt too strong. I may try vodka next time.

  • A bit of work, but the end product was really good. I shared it with a bunch of friends and we all got tipsy of it.

  • This is absolutely delicious i made it for my brothers graduation party and even the ones who dont like rhubarb enjoyed it. thanks for sharing (btw: i cut the sugar in half...its too sweet if u dont)

  • I really loved this recipe. My fiance and I made a huge tub of it and we would serve it whenever we had friends over. It was delicious and everyone else loved it too We did use vodka instead of gin.

  • I made a batch as part of a camping breakfast. The slush didnt stay frozen overnight in the cooler so I served it over ice with Diet Sierra Mist . My fellow campers who are awesome cooks gave the recipe a thumbs up. Thanks

  • Delicious I could never find enough things to make with all the rhubarb I have and this uses up quite a bit of it. Will never have to wonder what to do with my rhubarb ever again

  • Yum Served it at a party and everyone loved it.

  • It was a good base. I would cut back on the sugar. I think adding some fresh ginger would be wonderful, or in the fall, use apple juice instead, and some cinnamon.

  • This recipe was easy to follow and really didnt take much time. The flavor is great - I like the mix of oj and lemonade My friend has a recipe which calls for strawberry jello - but this recipes makes it a bit more tangy and less sweet.

  • I was not disappointed. Tasted like the strawberry slush I have made in the past.

  • Helps put that rhubarb plant I have in the back yard to good use Its yummy and refreshing, we make it without alcohol. Easy to make up a big batch and freeze.

  • Loved this idea. I changed it up quite a bit, though. I cooked the rhubarb in 8 cups of water then stirred in 2 tubs(2 quart size) of strawberry Crystal Light drink mix and 2 cups of vodka. I pureed it with my stick blender.It was a big hit on a hot Memorial Day. Very refreshing.

  • Wonderful slushy. This is definitly a keeper with or without the alcohol.

  • This was Pheee-nominal pree-scrumptuous a-rugala. the best stuff i have ever had you will get your mind blown by the sheer intensity of flavor.

  • I made this recipe last Christmas (without the gin) using frozen rhubarb and everyone loved it It was great to have in the freezer and just add the soda when anyone dropped by. I am making it again this holiday season.

  • This was a good slush, but I was hoping for more of a rhubarb taste. Ill make this again, but maybe double the rhubarb.

  • This was too sweet for my liking and the orange concentrate over powered the taste. A few changes to make: Use only 1 can pink lemonade, no orange. Add half the sugar. Serve with Club Soda. **Also, use the left over water from the rhubarb pot as the water in recipe to add more rhubarb flavour**

  • I have made this recipe so many times as well as shared it others (after they tried it) more times than I can count I make it w/o the alcohol so the kids can have some too I have made it with both frozen rhubarb but saving the juice once it is thawed for part of the water, and also made it fresh. It keeps FOREVER, well ok at least several months, until the next batch of rhubarb is ready. I use both lemon/lime soda or lemonade, whichever the person so chooses. IT IS A MUST at cookouts or just on a nice summer day/evening

  • Made this for friends and Ive made it several times until I ran out of Rhubarb. Used Gin and it was perfect

  • Used half the sugar, limeade instead of orange concentrate, and Tequila for the liquor. Rhubarb Margaritas

  • I found a new use for my rhubarb. This is a good drink and so handy to have in the freezer.

  • Very good although it doesnt taste much like rhubarb.

  • Very refreshing. For us, the gin didnt add anything (I made it both ways to check); so this is one that could be served to anyone.

  • Just finished making this and used 9 cups rhubarb 1 1/2 cups sugar, small can frozen pink lemonade and small frozen can OJ. Could not wait to try it and added a scoop into an ice filled glass topped with tonic. This is great My husband is a big tonic fan but likes a little something extra in it for a different flavour. This fills the requirement.

  • I never considered using rhubarb like this, THANKS.. I think this is really dependent on personal tastes for sweet and tart levels. It really is good AS IS for a mixed group. If you like margaritas... you might try dropping the orange juice adding some frozen limeade and using tequila. Play with the sugar and consider a salt plate for the glasses.

  • I did a few things different. I used frozen thawed rhubarb and measured out 6 cups of rhubarb with rhubarb juice. It is pureable at this stage but you still gotta cook it or youll get sick. Ask me how I know This increases the rhubarb flavor over the original recipe Im sure.I brought the rhubarb up to a boil with the 2 cups sugar and three cups water. I recommend using the full amount of sugar and using carbonated water later rather than short the sugar and use soda as the mixer because more sugar makes it easier to scoop out and slush up from a frozen state. Besides, wouldnt you rather have your extra sweetener be sugar rather than HFC? I agree with most of the other reviewers that it is too sweet if you use all the sugar and then top it off with Sprite. I have never in my life seen a 6 oz can of frozen juice, so I used 12 oz. That was probably wrong. Next time I will use half of it and see how that goes. I would like the rhubarb flavor to be dominant. Then I doubled the alcohol. 1 cup of gin is not very much for as big as this recipe is and youll add something fizzy later too. Alcohol also keeps it scoopable in the freezer, but its easy enough to add it during serving to keep everybody happy.

  • Used the rhubarb water, half the sugar, and club soda. Easy and delicious

  • I made this to share with the sailboat crew after a race. It was surprisingly delicious. I looked for the recipe as kind of a joke. "Oh, ya, lets have a drink made with rhubarb" Haha. The joke was on me--it was very good

  • Best cold drink ever on a hot day

  • A good refreshing slushy, although I altered it a bit. First I cut the recipe in half and I think next time I would cut the lemonade and orange juice in half again, it kind of overpowered the rhubarb. After I cooked the rhubarb I let it cool (while I was making dinner), then I mixed it and the juice concentrates, a bit of water and a bunch of ice in my blender. It was very refreshing, everyone enjoyed it.

  • I love this recipe but you definitely do not need all the sugar. I followed the recipe exactly the first time and I wish I would have taken the advice of other reviewers and cut the sugar in half. I would have liked to taste the tartness of the rhubarb more

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