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Rhubarb gin

Published: March 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + Infusing
  • Easy
  • Makes 1 mason jar of gin

Try a new project this weekend by making your own pink gin. Take trimmed rhubarb, add sugar and gin, then reap the rewards neat over ice or in a pink-tinged G&T


Make your own rhubarb gin, then check out our rhubarb cordial, rhubarb crumble, rhubarb jam and more rhubarb recipes. Also find more drinks inspiration in our collection of gin cocktail recipes such as our singapore sling, negroni and vesper martini, as well as our homemade sloe gin recipe.

Want to make your own sugar syrup? Whip up our simple recipe in just 5 minutes.


  • 500g trimmed rhubarb, cut into small chunks
  • 200g sugar
  • 700ml gin
  • a dash (optional) sugar syrup


  • STEP 1

    Put the rhubarb chunks, sugar and gin in a glass jar with a lid. Seal and give the jar a good shake. Store in a cool, dark place for four weeks.

  • STEP 2

    Taste regularly and, when you’re happy (add some sugar syrup for a sweeter result), strain out the rhubarb – save the boozy fruit for compote or swirling into ice cream. Rhubarb gin is delicious neat over ice, or use in G&Ts, sours and negronis.

Check our our rhubarb recipes for more ways with this seasonal vegetable

Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

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