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Rhubarb Nectar

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Servings: 20
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Fruits

    12.00 c Rhubarb, chopped in 1 inch
    4.00 c Water
    1.00 Lemon
    1.00 Orange
    2.00 Cinnamon sticks
    3.00 c Sugar (aprox)
    Ice cubes
    Club soda or water
    Orange slices (optional)
    Mint (optional)

Place rhubarb and water in a large saucepan. Pare zest (thin strips of outer rind) from lemon and orange; crush cinnamon lightly and add with zest to sauce pan. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat, stir, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until rhubarb is well broken up. Strain through colander, press out as much juice as possible. There should be about 6 cups. Pour juice into large saucepan, adding 1/2 cup sugar for every cup of juice. Squeeze orange and lemon and strain juices into saucepan; stir well. Bring to boil and boil 3 minutes. To use within a few weeks, pour into sterilized jars and seal, cool and refrigerate. For longer storage, process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes. - or freeze in plastic containers. To serve: add ice cubes to glass, fill with equal parts soda (or plain water) and nectar. Garnish with orange slices and mint sprigs. Source: Canadian Living - Summer/82 Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: 20mn Cholesterol per serving: Marks:

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