Rhubarb Gin Recipe
There are a number of great flavoured gin recipes available online, including ones for rhubarb gin – a fantastically refreshing and fruity drink to try for summer.
But what exactly is rhubarb gin, and can you make it yourself? Here, ILoveGin explore one great yet simple and easy to follow rhubarb gin recipe, as well as answers to frequently asked questions around rhubarb gin.
How to Make Rhubarb Gin
- 1kg pink rhubarb stalks
- 800ml of gin
- 400g of caster sugar
This recipe advises that you don’t use golden sugar, as it would muddy the colour of the gin.
Step 1: Prep the Rhubarb
Firstly, you’ll have to wash the 1kg of pink rhubarb, being sure to trim its stalks and throw away the leaves and base.
After this, cut the stalks into 3cm chunks before placing in a large jar with the 400g of caster sugar. Once this is all in the jar, shake well with a lid on the top of the jar and leave overnight.
Step 2: Add the Gin
Once the rhubarb and sugar have been left in the jar for 24 hours, then add the 800ml of gin. After adding the gin, then seal the jar containing all the ingredients and shake.
You’ll then need to leave this mixture for 4 weeks before being able to strain through a muslin-lined sieve into a bottle.
Source: BBC Good Food https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhubarb-gin
What Is Rhubarb Gin?
Rhubarb gin will typically refer to a type of rhubarb-flavoured gin. While traditional gin will hold a predominant flavour of juniper berries, with the gin market expanding and surging in popularity, an increasing amount of flavoured gins have emerged, offering up a wide range of other flavours to compliment this well-loved tipple.
Thanks to this booming gin scene, there are now loads of great-tasting rhubarb gins currently on the market.
Flavoured gin has a similar production process to the traditional, juniper-dominant type gins. However, unlike traditional gins, flavoured gins will have other ingredients dominating its taste, including strawberries, blueberries, orange, rhubarb and more.
Due to the lack of juniper flavour in these types of gin, they often fall under the category of a gin liqueur.
Where Can I Buy Rhubarb Gin?
You can explore rhubarb gins via our ILoveGin gin shop, including the following:
- Tarquin’s Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin
- Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
- Aber Falls Rhubarb and Ginger
- Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
Rhubarb flavoured gin is a perfect drink for the summer, offering up a sweet, refreshing taste and vibrant look.
What Is Rhubarb Gin Best Served With?
Each different type of rhubarb gin will have its own distinct flavour and perfect serve. For example, Tarquin’s Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin is best served with ginger ale in an iced high-ball, with fresh raspberries and mint to garnish, whereas Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin’s perfect serve includes premium tonic water, a thin slice of ginger, ice and a lemon wedge.
Rhubarb gin can also work well in cocktails, Whitley Neill having created a few different ones with their Rhubarb & Ginger gin, including…
Rhubarb & Ginger Spritz – 1.7 fl oz Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin, 0.5 fl oz Lemon Juice, Top Lamb & Watt Hibiscus Tonic, with orange slices to garnish.
Rhubarb & Elderflower Spritz – 50ml Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, 20ml Elderflower Cordial, 20ml Lemon Juice and 60 ml soda water with mint leaf to garnish.
We loved the Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin so much we included it in one of our membership boxes – The Aphrodisiac Box.
Find out more about our ILoveGin Club, including how to become a member, here.