It's officially summer, and I'm teaming up with the bloggers in the Project Beautiful group to host a virtual garden party! My contribution is this delightfully summery libation: a very adult, alcoholic, strawberry rhubarb frozen cocktail.
Now this tastes like summer! I'm usually a rhubarb purist--NO STRAWBERRIES ALLOWED WITH MY RHUBARB! Because 1) I don't like the texture or flavor of cooked strawberries in pie, and 2) the whole strawberry-rhubarb thing is a misunderstanding and I'm a pie snob. There's a variety of rhubarb called strawberry rhubarb because it's so pink. But I know tons of people love the flavor combination, and since this cocktail uses (vastly superior in taste and texture, in my opinion) raw strawberries, I was willing to make an exception. It was worth it to bend my rules a bit, because this was utterly delicious and so refreshing.
I made the strawberry rhubarb alcoholic slushy with just homemade rhubarb liqueur (recipe here, but you can buy commercial varieties, too), fresh strawberries, and ice. If I'd had frozen strawberries, I would have just used those and skipped the ice, but either way, it was delicious.
My Waring bar blender did a fine job making my blended cooler, but while sipping it, I couldn't help but think that my mom's Blendtec blender would have done an AMAZING job. Never did I think, in my youth, that I would ever be so enamored of a small kitchen appliance, but man, I really want one of those Blendtec blenders. They're practically magical.
Blend it up, and serve. Aaaah, summer.
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