I diluted the juice about 50/50 with water, and added 1 teaspoon of sugar. It has enough pucker power to wrinkle my nose, but isn't sour at all to drink. I think it'll make a lovely base for a blueberry or raspberry fruit punch.
I froze the pulp for rhubarb bread this winter. Usually I freeze rhubarb in chunks, and then when I defrost it the juice leaks out. It makes a watery bread, and I cut back on oil and butter. So I figure, having taken the juice out now, the pulp should still make a nice bread.
I'm sure the boys will make short work of this batch, but I'm wondering about freezing or canning a concentrate. To wean us off of pop (we drink a glass per day each now, at supper time), I would need a gallon of juice per day. From June to August I should be able to come up with something fresh, so I would need about 270 gallons of juice. I can get away with iced tea about every third day for the boys. I hate it myself- tea should be hot! lol. But that's still 180 gallons of juice to preserve.
As Ohio Farm Girl pointed out- I don't know how pop made it to the dinner table. It sure wasn't like that when I was a kid. We always had juice for supper. We started out with juice on our dinner table. It was somewhere along the time that #1 was a toddler that I started buying less and less juice. And then buying crappier and crappier juice. Keeping his thirst quenched was costing us a fortune. And then at some point I realized that pop was cheaper, and just as crappy.
We drink water. Lots of water. We could survive on water. Husband drinks coffee in the morning. I drink tea. The boys, all of them, even the Littles, drink whatever's in the pot. No, that's not true. #2 is not allowed coffee. Makes him yap about a million miles a minute and drives us all crazy. Strange child. Maybe it is an emotional thing, but I want something sweet with supper. I would happily serve wine, but that's not in the budget any more than good juice. At least not for the moment. I do have a wine making kit on my future gift wish list. Someday.
Is it doable? Not with just rhubarb, not at the moment. It's not growing quite that fast. But I could probably do rhubarb every third day for the growing season. But kymber has me thinking again (she's a bad influence! lol). Clover lemonade? Sumac lemonade? What else of nature's bounty have I been neglecting?
Off to scour the net for juices, teas and lemonades available in my back yard.