Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

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A sweet, tart, refreshing cocktail, made extra special! Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail is a unique addition for any holiday or event! The color is amazing!

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

Life is stressful, and sometimes at the end of a particularly stressful day, we deserve something special, something unique, something a little different than the norm.

That’s where this lovely Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail comes in. Such a simple, floral cocktail that just screams calm and relaxing.

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

It was born of my desire to do something with the Elderberry Extract I was sent from Norm’s Farms. So why not make a Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail?

I couldn’t wait to try it out in a drink, a smoothie or even a baked recipe, but first and foremost was this delicious Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail.

The idea for which was running around in my head for days before the Elderberry Extract even showed up.

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

Let’s first talk about the product. Norm’s Farms Elderberry Extract is made from farm-fresh North American native elderberries. All locally grown and raised.  They use a gentle water process to extract the elderberry and remove the seeds before they bottle it. In my opinions, this gives you the purest, most flavorful extract you could buy.

It tastes great, not too sweet, not too bitter. A little dry like red wine.

You can sweeten it with anything you want, since there are no added sugars, artificial sweeteners, alcohols or other ingredients added. Just pure Elderberry.

Elderberry contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberry, sweet cherry, tart cherry, acai, noni, goji, pomegranate and cranberry juices.

So doesn’t this make my Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail healthy? Just kidding of course, but I wasn’t complaining as I was sipping it on my deck on a hot summer afternoon. Ready for the recipe?

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail

Nicole Cook
A sweet, tart, refreshing cocktail, made extra special! Rhubarb Elderberry Cocktail is a unique addition for any holiday or event! The color is amazing!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


For Rhubarb Juice:

  • 1 pound rhubarb rinsed and chopped (12-13 stalks of rhubarb)
  • 12 ounces water
  • ½ cup sugar

For Each Cocktail:

  • 3 tablespoons rhubarb juice
  • ounces rum
  • .5 ounce Norm’s Farms Elderberry Extract
  • Ice
  • Club soda


To Make Rhubarb Juice:

  • Combine rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, and strain thoroughly. The easiest way to get all the rhubarb flavor is to use a spoon and press the juices from the pulp in the strainer. Allow to cool. Store rhubarb juice for future cocktails in sealed jar in refrigerator for up to 10 days or start preparing cocktail when cool.

For Each Cocktail:

  • Stir the rhubarb juice with the rum and elderberry extract. Add ice cubes and top with club soda.
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    1. Might wish to read a little better. The 12-13 stalks are the equivalent of about a lb. of rhubarb. This is needed to make the juice. I’m sorry if that was confusing, but you do need to prepare the rhubarb juice in advance of creating the cocktail. Enjoy!

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