How to Make a Rhubarb Gin Cocktail

It's hard to imagine a world where rhubarb doesn't make your beverage brighter. Here's a rhubarb gin cocktail recipe that makes the most of spring's tart harvest!

This rhubarb gin cocktail is a tart take on the classic gin fizz. Can’t find fresh rhubarb? You can make the rhubarb syrup ahead of time and keep it on hand for a spring-inspired drink. You can also find frozen rhubarb in most grocery stores, or freeze it yourself every spring.

Don’t forget to keep the kids happy with a booze-free Sparkling Rhubarb Spritzer. It’s so perfect for warm weather!

How to Make a Rhubarb Gin Cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1: Make the rhubarb syrup

First things first, you’ll need to make a homemade simple syrup infused with rhubarb. Here’s what you’ll need for your syrup:

  • 6 ounces chopped fresh rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Combine the rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 10 minutes.

Let syrup cool to room temperature, then press through a fine mesh sieve like this one. Transfer syrup to a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until needed.

Step 2: Shake it up

This rhubarb gin cocktail is incredibly easy to whip up! Simply add gin, lemon juice, rhubarb syrup and egg white (if using) in a cocktail shaker filled three-quarters with ice. Secure lid and vigorously shake until everything is thoroughly chilled.

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Step 3: Strain, top and serve

Finally, fill a Collins or highball glass with ice. Strain the rhubarb gin cocktail into your prepared glass. Top with club soda, garnish with a lemon slice and serve!

Rhubarb Gin CocktailLauren Grant for Taste of Home

Find More Ways to Use Rhubarb Syrup

  • Use rhubarb syrup in any cocktail recipe that calls for simple syrup. It’s best used with light-colored liquors such as gin, vodka, blanco tequila and white rum.
  • Add a splash to iced or hot tea for a sweet fruity addition.
  • Mix with a bit of maple syrup and drizzle over pancakes or waffles.
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The veggie- and cheese-obsessed lady behind the food blog Zestful Kitchen, Lauren Grant is a trained Culinary Scientist and Journalist. She is a blogger, writer, recipe developer, and self-taught photographer.