Rhubarb Slush: A Refreshing Ode to Spring

Rhubarb Slush is the ultimate summer drink. It combines all of my favorite flavors into one!  Rhubarb is so versatile and using it in this drink gives a great tart flavor to offset some of the sugar. The hardest part of this drink is cooking the rhubarb. It seems like a lot but, well, it is a lot but it goes fast. These are so good on a hot summer day, you can drink the whole pail and not even realize it until they are gone!

I used rum in this recipe, but vodka would work just as well. There are so many variations you could use with the liquor, jello and pop, the choices are endless.

Rhubarb Slush Recipe

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Rhubarb Slush

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 15 people


  • 1 large stock pot
  • 1 boil
  • 1 glass


  • 8 c. rhubarb diced
  • 8 c. water
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 1 sm package strawberry jello
  • 2 c. rum
  • Ginger ale


  • Combine the rhubarb, sugar and water in a large stock pot
  • Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes until rhubarb is broken down
  • Remove from heat and strain into an ice cream pail
  • Add jello packet
  • Let cool to room temperature
  • Add rum
  • Freeze overnight
  • To serve:
  • Add slush to a glass about ¾ full
  • Top with ginger ale and enjoy!


Keyword rhubarb, white rum

The Rhubarb Slush Experience

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When I think about Rhubarb Slush, my heart fills with joy. You know those perfect spring afternoons when the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the world seems to be painted in shades of pink and green? That’s what it feels like to taste a Rhubarb Slush. It’s like a sip of sunshine, a sweet and tangy tribute to the season of renewal.

The Rhubarb Slush isn’t just another drink; it’s a symbol of joy and rejuvenation. Each sip is a reminder of nature’s bounty, a taste of the vibrant pink stalks that signal the end of winter’s reign. So, as you prepare your Rhubarb Slush, imagine you’re not just in your kitchen but in a lush garden, basking in the afternoon sun, savoring the beauty of a new day.

Serving Suggestions

Now, let’s talk about how to serve this springtime sensation. You might think, “It’s a slush, any glass will do.” But hold on, my friend. To truly appreciate the Rhubarb Slush, you need a serving glass that’s as elegant and cheerful as the drink itself. A tall, clear glass is perfect – it’s like a window to a spring garden.

Fill it up with your homemade Rhubarb Slush. Then, for that final touch, add a thin slice of rhubarb or a sprig of fresh mint to the rim of your glass. It’s not just garnish; it’s a promise of the delightful journey that awaits your taste buds.

Cooking Tips and FAQs

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Making a Rhubarb Slush is simple, but there are a few tips to ensure your drink-making experience is as delightful as the beverage itself.

  1. Use Fresh Rhubarb: This is crucial. Fresh rhubarb stalks give your slush its unique flavor and vibrant color.
  2. Don’t Overcook the Rhubarb: When making your slush, cook the rhubarb just until it’s soft. Overcooking can make it bitter and dull its beautiful hue.
  3. The Right Amount of Ice: A Rhubarb Slush calls for a good amount of ice. It ensures the drink is super chilled and gives it that delightful slushy texture.

You might be wondering, “Can I make the rhubarb mixture in advance?” Absolutely! In fact, it’s better to let it chill overnight to develop a deeper flavor. Just remember to blend it with ice just before serving to keep that slushy consistency.

The Perfect Afternoon Refreshment

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As the afternoon sun streams through your window, take a moment. Feel the cool glass in your hand, see the vibrant pink rhubarb slush swirling inside. Listen to the soft crunch as you stir the slush. Lift your Rhubarb Slush to your lips. Take a sip. Let the sweet-tart flavors awaken your senses. Revel in the coolness of the ice, the tanginess of the rhubarb, the subtle sweetness of the sugar.

That is the Rhubarb Slush experience. It’s not just about a drink; it’s about embracing the freshness of spring in every sip and savoring it one moment at a time. Now that you have these tips and insights, you’re ready to create your own Rhubarb Slush moments. Here’s to refreshing afternoons and delightful days – Cheers!

Remember, the Rhubarb Slush isn’t just a drink; it’s a celebration of spring’s arrival. So, raise your glasses, my friends, and let’s toast to the joy of new beginnings and the art of savoring every moment.

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