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A summery rhubarb aperitif from the Hotel Schwarzschmied

A summer aperitif from the Dissertori family, hosts from Blacksmith

When summer arrives again and the temperatures climb up, we like to refresh ourselves with an aperitif on our terrace Blacksmith with a view of the surrounding vineyards. Today we are happy to share our recipe for our rhubarb aperitif with you.

The nice thing: the rhubarb is just back in season and now tastes particularly intense. Processed as a syrup, it gives the aperitif a fine, sour note and at the same time a nice spring-like sweetness.

Ingredients for the rhubarb aperitif:

  • 4 cl homemade rhubarb syrup
  • 10-12 cl of Prosecco
  • 1 cl gin
  • 1cl Campari
  • Soda water for splashing
  • ice cubes
  • 2 slices of cucumber & 1 sprig of mint to garnish

For the homemade syrup (approx. 750ml)

  • 2 kg rhubarb
  • 2 liters of water
  • 500 g sugar
  • Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)


1. Wash the rhubarb thoroughly and cut into small pieces. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan and simmer the rhubarb pieces on a low level for about 30-35 minutes. Then pour off the boiled stock together with the rhubarb pieces (make sure that the liquid is as clear as possible - a cotton cloth in a sieve helps. Then squeeze the cloth again.) Mix the rhubarb juice with the sugar and the lemon juice and mix again for 30 minutes Let it reduce to approx. 750 ml.

2. Ideally, fill the syrup into a bottle while it is as hot as possible. Allow to cool completely before use.

3. For the rhubarb aperitif: put ice cubes in a glass. Mix the rhubarb syrup with the ingredients for the aperitif, add the cucumber slices and a sprig of mint to the glass as a garnish.

We wish you all the best! And maybe we'll bump into our terrace again very soon Blacksmith with this delicious drink together with you

– Your Dissertori family

The aperitif tastes good not only at Schwarzschmied
Detail of a room
Another detailed view of the room
The aperitif also tastes good on the water


  • Heike

    Dear Dissertori family,
    we enjoyed your aperitif here in the Villa Anna B&B in Speyer. Delicious! Many Thanks!
    Kind regards


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