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Temperatures reached over 90 degrees today at The Farm. Can you have more perfect lemonade weather!? Today’s recipe uses one of my favorites: rhubarb. I know, I seem to put rhubarb in everything. But when you only have something for a short time, you need to use it, right?!

For me, this is the essence of a warm Iowa evening and I love it! Enjoy!

Four large glasses filled with pink colored rhubarb lemonade sitting on wood surface with stalk of rhubarb in glass along with orange slices
Top down view of glass filled with pink colored rhubarb lemonade with ice cubes, orange and lemon slices and stalk of rhubarb all on wood surface

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Four glasses filled with bright colored pink rhubarb lemonade with orange slices and stalks of rhubarb in glasses all on wood surface outdoors

Rhubarb Lemonade

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Rhubarb lemonade is not a traditional type of lemonade. Made from a combination of rhubarb, lemon juice, and orange juice, this drink is the ultimate taste of summer! It's refreshing, bright, and full of citrus notes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 cups


For the rhubarb nectar

  • 1 lb rhubarb (approx. 4 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar

For the lemonade

  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice


  • Bring rhubarb and water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer until rhubarb breaks down, about 5-10 minutes. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain out the rhubarb solids. Let drain for a while, pressing down with spatula or spoon to release all the juice.
    1 lb rhubarb (approx. 4 cups), 2 cups water
  • Add sugar to warm nectar. Stir until sugar has dissolved and place in the refrigerator to chill. Meanwhile, juice lemons and oranges.
    1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • To make lemonade, pour chilled rhubarb nectar, lemon, and orange juice into a pitcher. Taste to adjust sugar if needed.
    ½ cup fresh orange juice, 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish with lemon, orange and a rhubarb stalk to stir.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 66.6gProtein: 1.3gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9.2mgPotassium: 412.5mgFiber: 2gSugar: 58.6gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 57.4mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 0.4mg
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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