Rhubarb is one of my favourite garden treats in the summer. I just love the tart, sour taste of it and how well it works in baking.
This year, I was determined to find a fun, new use for it, besides my go-to strawberry rhubarb crumble so I decided to make a rhubarb simple syrup to incorporate into a cocktail! If you don’t drink, this syrup would also taste great in an Italian Soda or on top of ice cream!
This cocktail is fresh, fruity and tart. It reminds me of something you’d order in a restaurant off a fancy cocktail list, however, it’s quite simple. Hope you enjoy!
Rhubarb Gin Sour Recipe
Yields 1 drink
- 2 tbsp of rhubarb simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 1.5 oz gin (I used Black Fox Farm Haskap Gin)
- 1 oz of fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
- Egg white
Add your gin, lemon juice, rhubarb syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker and shake twice, hard, without ice to emulsify the egg. Add ice, shake again and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish and serve.
Rhubarb Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
Boil equal parts sugar and water in a medium sauce pan until the sugar fully dissolves. Remove from heat and steep with the rhubarb for 20 minutes.
Allow it to cool, the strain out the rhubarb pieces. The simple syrup can be stored in your fridge for up to three weeks.
Cheers! If you recreate this, or any of my other cocktails be sure to tag me on Instagram @alexandtribe.