Lambrusco Rhubarb Cocktails

Kitchen cue: The tart rhubarb syrup is the perfect complement to the sweet red sparkling wine in Lambrusco Rhubarb Cocktails

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 10 mins Start to Finish 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 cups  (20 oz.) frozen cut rhubarb
  • 1/3 cup  sugar plus additional for rimming glasses
  • 2 cups  water
  • 1 milliliter bottle (750 ml) Lambrusco sparkling wine, chilled
  • Frozen skewered small red seedless grapes for garnish

Directions

1. Bring rhubarb, sugar, and water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Simmer mixture, covered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl, pressing on solids before discarding them, and let cool.

2. Rub rims of champagne flutes with a finder dipped in water. Dip rims into a shallow bowl of sugar until just coated.

3. Rub rims of champagne flutes with a finger dipped in water. Dip rims into a shallow bowl of sugar until just coated.

4. Spoon 1/3 cup of rhubarb syrup into each of four flutes and top with about 6 ounces Lambrusco. Garnish with grapes, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)220,
  • carb.(g)25,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • sodium(mg)14,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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