This Tipsy Rhubarb Ice Cream Soda takes a brilliantly pink rhubarb simple syrup and combines it with vodka, vanilla ice cream, and soda water for a delightful summer treat.
Divide simple syrup and vodka between two glasses and then add two small scoops of ice cream to each.
Fill the rest of the glasses all the way up with soda water. Serve with straws.
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, water, and chopped rhubarb to a boil.
Lower heat and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and mixture has thickened a bit.
Remove saucepan from heat and strain the syrup into a heat-proof bowl. Press down on the mushy rhubarb to extract as much liquid as possible from it. Dispose of rhubarb mush or eat it like applesauce! Put syrup in the fridge to let it cool completely.
Feel free to leave the vodka out of this ice cream soda if you prefer.