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Ruby Simple Syrup

Homemade Ruby Syrup
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30-35 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups
From cocktails to lemonades, and from pancakes to waffles, Ruby Simple Syrup adds a delightful tangy sweetness to any dish or beverage. Made from locally sourced rhubarb, this syrup is perfect for celebrating the arrival of early summer in Idaho, and its bright, tangy sweetness is perfect for making a flavorful and versatile syrup that can be used in a variety of recipes.

Categorized: Beverages


  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  • In a saucepan, combine the chopped rhubarb, granulated sugar, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rhubarb is soft and the liquid has thickened.

  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.

  • Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container. Use a spoon to press down on the rhubarb solids to extract as much liquid as possible.

  • Stir in the lemon juice to taste.

  • Store the Ruby Syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.