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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is perfectly sweet and equally tart.

Freshly squeezed lemon blended with fresh strawberries and a homemade rhubarb simple syrup is the ultimate kid friendly summer drink and will quench any thirst. Add a splash of vodka or your favorite booze for an adult-only version!

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade recipe

Freshly made Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is what summer is all about!

I love summer. Need I saw more? Having fresh and local produce available to me is good for my soul.

Strawberry Rhubarb Recipes

This strawberry rhubarb lemonade was so incredibly delicious and refreshing, I’m afraid my words can’t describe how wonderful it was.

I don’t know why the combination of strawberry and rhubarb is so wonderful, but if you’ve had my strawberry rhubarb jam or strawberry rhubarb lemon bars or strawberry rhubarb pie, you would agree.

How to choose the best rhubarb:

If you grow your own rhubarb, it is ripe during the spring and summer months. Rhubarb is best harvested when the stalks are at least 10 inches long.

If you’re buying rhubarb at the grocery store or at the farmers’ market, I recommend looking for dark red rhubarb. If you’re wondering if the rhubarb you’re buying is going to taste good, just make sure you see more red than green.

You can eat green rhubarb, but it’s not as attractive when cooked. Also, green rhubarb lacks the tart, mouth puckering flavor that red rhubarb provides.

How to choose the best strawberries:

Finding dark red juicy strawberries is a must.

Although you can use strawberries from the store, or even frozen strawberries, this recipe is the absolute best when you can find fresh, local, seasonal strawberries.

Glass of homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

How to make Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade:

I cooked down the rhubarb with some sugar and then pressed it through a fine mesh strainer. This creates a flavored simple syrup. You can make extra to use for other drinks and cocktails too.

Then, I blended this up with some fresh strawberries and fresh squeezed lemon juice and that was my base.

I prefer to keep that base cold in the refrigerator and not to add ice or water until I’m ready to serve – it takes up less space and if, by some miracle, its not all consumed instantly, you don’t want your ice to melt and dilute your lemonade.

There are few drinks you’ll find this summer that will be more tasty and refreshing than this one!

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade with strawberry, lemon and mint garnish

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Prep15 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Total25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
This perfectly sweet and equally tart fresh squeezed Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is the ultimate kid friendly summer drink and will quench any thirst.



Lemonade base:

  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries 1 pint, stems removed
  • 1 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed

To make the lemonade:

  • 3 cups water or sparkling water
  • ice


  • To make the rhubarb syrup, combine the rhubarb, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until the rhubarb completely breaks down, 10-15 minutes. Press mixture through a fine mesh sieve trying to extract as much as you can, scraping the bottom of the sieve. Discard remaining solids.
  • Chill rhubarb syrup in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Process rhubarb syrup, strawberries, and lemon juice through blender on low speed for 20 seconds. There will be approximately 3.5 to 4 cups of base.
    This perfectly sweet and equally tart fresh squeezed Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is the ultimate kid friendly summer drink and will quench any thirst.
  • To make lemonade, add water or sparkling water to base and serve over ice. Enjoy!


Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 41mg, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin C: 15.8mg, Calcium: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you make this? Leave me a comment below

This post was originally created in June 2016 and has been updated with more fun facts and tidbits for your reading pleasure.

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    1. I apologize for the delay in responding – I was away on vacation and summer with the family is always super busy. To answer your question, if kept refrigerated, I would use within 3-5 days.

  1. 5 stars
    Truly yummy! I like lemonade, not love it but I had these ingredients (for jam) but was feeling lazy about making strawberry rhubarb jam and made this instead. I have to say this is a spectacular drink! My kids loved it and I’ll probably make more because it was just that good!

    1. 5 stars
      Lemonade is such a thirst-quenching and refreshing drink! I love this new twist on a classic! Can’t wait to give it a whirl!