Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Those who like rhubarb and plant their own will appreciate this refreshing summertime drink.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cups chopped rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 12-3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 liters carbonated lemon-lime beverage, chilled


  1. In Dutch oven, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; strain and reserve juice.
  2. Discard pulp.
  3. Add sugar and pineapple juice to reserved juice; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Chill thoroughly. Just before serving, add soda and ice cubes.
Most Helpful

Wow, this is good Lainey. We enjoyed this flavourful spritzer over Easter. It was a big hit. The rhubarb and pineapple work really well together. I added 2 tsps of fresh lemon juice and topped it up with club soda instead of the lemon-lime soda. Thank you so much for a new family favourite.

Baby Kato April 05, 2007

My guests raved about this - easy to put together, beautiful color and refreshing to boot.

Mgnbos April 11, 2010

Mmmm! What a refreshing different drink! I halved the recipe since there's only 3 of us. I used diet soda and splenda. I actually used less than half of the lesser amount of sugar recommended which I found plenty sweet. I found the rhubarb taste mild yet very detectable, while the pineapple flavour was also present but even milder. A great mix of flavours for a very enjoyable drink. Reviewed during ZWT 4.

LUv 2 BaKE June 28, 2008