You'll be toasting to your health with this delicious, fruity beverage that's antioxidant-packed and chock-full of vitamin C.
4 stalks fresh rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
Juice of 1 navel orange
2 to 3 tbsp raw honey, or to taste
10 strawberries, stemmed and halved, plus 4 additional strawberries for garnish, sliced halfway through center from bottom
1/3 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, plus 4 thin lime wheels for garnish
4 oz rum, optional
To a medium saucepan, add rhubarb, orange juice and honey; cover with 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature. Transfer to a blender and purée. Press rhubarb mixture through a fine mesh strainer with a spoon or ladle, discarding any solids. (
MAKE AHEAD: Prepare up to 24 hours in advance; cover and refrigerate.)
To blender, add rhubarb purée, 10 strawberries, pomegranate juice, lime juice, rum (if using) and 2 cups ice. Pulse until slushy and coarse in consistency, adding additional ice as needed. Divide among glasses and garnish each glass with 1 strawberry and 1 lime wheel.
Soda that’s good for you? Yes, please! The key to making this gut-healthy drink is to start with a ginger bug. Similar in concept to a sourdough starter, a ginger bug is a fermented mixture of fresh ginger, evaporated cane juice and water, and it’s what gives homemade sodas a refreshing natural fizziness. The time it takes for the soda to fully ferment depends on the temperature in your home – if it’s warmer, 2 days should do it, but you might need up to 10 days if your home is on the cooler side.