Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Add some seltzer or ginger ale and ice and this drink is a winner! Also can be used as an ice cream topping!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the rhubarb in a large stainless steel pan along with 3/4 cups water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, turn heat down to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain, saving only the juice.
  5. Put the rhubarb juice back into a clean stainless steel pan.
  6. Add the sugar and lime juice.
  7. Stir and bring to a simmer gently for 30 minutes or longer, until the juice turns slightly syrupy.
  8. Strain into a clean jug or pitcher, cover and cool.
  9. To make into a drink, pour 1/2 inch of syrup into a glass and add 4 ice cubes. Fill to top with seltzer or ginger ale and add mint sprig.
Most Helpful

Such a good syrup! Delicious used as suggested. Also delicious mixed with sparkling water and some gin (I suspect not at all a Persian use for it but very good indeed)

Chef Kate June 17, 2012

What for a refreshing and different drink!
My children could'nt guess what is the main ingredient of this syrup. Rhubarb give a great taste, acidity and consistency to this syrup.
I think this would work very well with lemon juice as well.
Thanks a lot for this short trip to Persia!

awalde June 08, 2012