A jar of rhubarb gin alongside a coupette glass of pink gin

Rhubarb gin

  • Makes 1 mason jar of gin
  • Easy

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 crumble, rhubarb jam, rhubarb upside-down cake and more rhubarb recipes. Also find more cocktail inspiration in our collection of gin cocktail recipes.



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


  • 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