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Rhubarb Punch


Every bonfire needs a special drink. This one takes advantage of ubiquitous East Coast rhubarb. Add more sugar if you prefer it less tart. You may also adjust the amount of rum as well.

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Mansour


  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sliced gingerroot
  • 4 cups (1L) fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 2 cups (500 ml) favourite ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) favourite dark rum
  • 1 splash Winegarden Estate’s Emma Bitter Liqueur, optional fresh mint leaves


  1. Bring ginger to boil with about 4 cups (1 L) water.
  2. Add rhubarb and sugar, simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain into a pitcher.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Add ginger ale, lemon, and rum. Serve over ice.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint.

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