Makes 1 small cocktail

Ingredients
1 oz white rum
2 oz rhubarb syrup – this is the second recipe, I will give. (recipe below)
5 (or so) mint leaves
1 Tablespoon lime juice
lime zest
nutmeg

Instructions
In the bottom of a glass add a bit of nutmeg, lime zest, mint leaves and the lime juice. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon muddle the ingredients. You want to really bruise and break up the mint leaves. Add the rum and syrup, give a light stir then top with ice. Garnish with mint and a thin slice of rhubarb.

Rhubarb Syrup
This is enough syrup to make plenty of cocktails. If alcohol isn’t for you a couple ounces of this syrup added to sparkling water and a squeeze of lime makes a delightful non-alcoholic version of this drink.

Ingredients
8 oz chopped rhubarb (2-3 small stalks)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ vanilla bean (optional)

Instructions
Combine all the ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Let cool completely.

Strain the ingredients. Reserve the rhubarb to top yogurt, ice cream or oatmeal. The syrup will keep covered in the fridge for two weeks.

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