Sharbate Rivas (Rhubarb Sherbet Drink)
1 lb fresh rhubarb, trimmed, washed and cut in 1-inch pieces
1 1/2-2 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups cold water, for serving
crushed ice, for serving (or shaved ice)
1 Combine rhubarb and 1 cup water in a small non-reactive saucepan.
2 Bring to a boil over high heat.
3 Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
4 When rhubarb is soft, strain and discard solids.
5 Measure the juice and add enough water to make 2 cups.
6 Return to pan.
7 Add sugar.
8 Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
9 Increase heat to high and boil briskly, uncovered and undisturbed, for 5 minutes, or until syrup reaches 220°F on a candy thermometer.
10 Cool to room temperature.
11 To serve, pour 1/2 cup syrup into a tumbler.
12 Stir in 1/2 cup cold water.
13 Fill tumbler with crushed or shaved ice.
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