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Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer

 Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer
"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."
14 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).
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.