I have been reading a lot of recipes which include rhubarb and there are many floating around this time of year. My mother and grandmother grew rhubarb, but it was consumed strictly for pies, jams and chilled soups. They both would have enjoyed this drink.....cheers!
1 C. sugar
3/4 C. water
1 bottle of sparkling rose-have it in the grocery stores
5 oz. of brandy
1 C. of red wine
2 t. lime juice
3 large stalks of rhubarb cut into 3/4 inch sections
1 t. vanilla
1 T. powdered sugar
Begin by cleaning the rhubarb stalks-chop and setting aside. Bring the sugar and water to a boil until the sugar has dissolved. Add the rhubarb.Let the rhubarb sit in the sugar solution for 5 to 10 minutes.Watch that it doesn't become too soft. Add the brandy, red wine, lime juice, vanilla, powdered sugar and stir vigorously in serving pitcher. Add the sugar water with rhubarb. Now add the sparkling rose wine at the last minute. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with fruit.