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Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer Recipe
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Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer Recipe

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"Folks with a rhubarb plant or two will love this recipe." predicts Sue Rebers of Campbellsport, Wisconsin. "It's a nice change from the usual lemonade--we enjoy it all summer long."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 12 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 4 cups water
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 230 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; strain and reserve juice. Discard pulp. Add sugar and pineapple juice to reserved juice; stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill thoroughly. Just before serving, add soda and ice cubes. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts (14 servings, 1 cup per serving).
Originally published as Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p12

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"I really enjoyed this, although some others didn't agree. I wonder if it could be frozen after it's made since it's so time intensive for just one batch? - Sharon Miller, Grinnell, IA"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2008 Edited Jun. 17, 2015

"I love rhubarb and don't mind the tartness in a drink over the summertime. Probably add some vodka to it to give it a little kick."

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