Rhubarb Reunion Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 to 15 servings
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6 cups ice

3 cups bourbon 

1 cup fresh lemon juice 

1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 12 to 15 sprigs for garnish 

1 cup Rhubarb Simple Syrup, recipe follows

2 cups ginger beer 

Rhubarb Simple Syrup:

2 cups chopped rhubarb

1 cup sugar 


  1. Fill a pitcher with the ice, then add the bourbon, lemon juice, mint and Rhubarb Simple Syrup, and stir to combine. Top with the ginger beer, and serve in glasses with a mint sprig garnish

Rhubarb Simple Syrup:

  1. Place the rhubarb, sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves and the rhubarb softens, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Yield: 2 1/2 cups.

Cook’s Note

Substitute the bourbon and ginger beer with ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version of this drink.