This recipe comes from James DeMarsh of Mission Table. The recipe and story were originally published in the August 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
- 1 ounce strawberry rhubarb simple syrup (directions below)
- 1 ½ ounces Old Mission Rum
- 6 mint leaves
- ½ lime, quartered
Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- 4 cups Urka farms strawberries
- 4 cups rhubarb
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Heat to boiling then simmer until strawberries and rhubarb soften to a mash. Strain mixture through a chinois and pour into a storage container.
Fill a large shaking glass with ice, add rum and strawberry rhubarb simple syrup, squeeze the lime juice in and add the lime. Bruise the mint in the palm of your hand and add into the shaker. Shake to incorporate the ingredients, then pour into a highball glass. Add sparkling water to fill.