Rhubarb gin is a popular drink that is a favorite on all menus. It is tasty and easy to make and this just adds to its appeal. Rhubarb in gin is nothing short of magical if you get it right. It is sweet, refreshing and flavorful and the color just looks too gorgeous.
Rhubarb gin is also called pink gin and is widely available in supermarkets and can also be purchased online. However, one may ask why bother going all the way and make it at home if you can get it easily from the market?
Well, because it is fun to make and can turn out really well if you get it right. How to make rhubarb gin? Here is a simple recipe that can help you find joy in making rhubarb gin at home.
If you are wondering how to make rhubarb gin, let us tell you making rhubarb at home is simple.
Begin by soaking rhubarb and ginger in gin and add sugar to the solution. Let it stay for four weeks. Now strain the solution through a sieve using a muslin cloth.
Alternately, trim the stalks of the rhubarb and discard any leaves. Put these stalks into a large jar with sugar. Shake the ingredients well and leave them overnight. The sugar will extract the flavor out of the rhubarb.
Once 24 hours have passed, add gin to the mixture, seal the bottle and shake well. Let it be for four weeks post which you can strain and consume it by topping with a lot of ice.
Here are a few tips that can elevate the taste of your rhubarb gin further.
Homemade infused liqueurs should be made using the best possible gin that you can lay your hands on. This doesn’t mean you have to go after the most expensive gin available in the market, but do a little research and explore the options.
The idea is to get something that tastes good. You should steer away from very cheap gin because it won’t give the desired taste.
Ginger goes very well with rhubarb and gives your drink a tangy flavor. If you want the flavor of ginger, you don’t have to do something special. Just add a piece of ginger to the gin without peeling or scrubbing it.
The redder and the healthier stalks of rhubarb you choose, the better your rhubarb infusion will turn out. Red color rhubarb is crucial as that will give your infusion a beautiful pink tinge.
Bear in mind that the rhubarb does turn pale over time, losing its pink color. So, if you see the color change, do not fret as this is normal.
Fresh rhubarb is ideal for this infusion but sometimes you may have problems finding fresh rhubarb. What to do in such a situation? You can go with frozen rhubarb and use it the same way as you would use fresh rhubarb.
Frozen rhubarbs are softer and their skin comes off easily, allowing the flavor to spread more efficiently.
Here are a couple of rhubarb gin recipes that you can try for your next party. The guests will love you all the more for it.
This recipe makes the most of the flavors of rhubarb gin and ginger ale and will be an instant hit.
- Rhubarb gin
- Ginger ale/ginger beer
- Orange wedge
- Take a pre-chilled glass. You can even take a warm glass and add some ice cubes to it and swirl it around to make the glass feel cool.
- Now add around 50 ml of rhubarb gin to it.
- Add a lot of ice cubes to it.
- Now open the can of ginger beer and add it to the drink.
- Garnish with an orange wedge.
- The gorgeous drink is ready for you to enjoy.
This is a gorgeous drink that is sure to turn around eyes and make people go weak in the knee.
- Strawberry syrup
- Ginger syrup/ginger liqueur
Take a shaker and add all the contents to it. Give it a thorough shake and strain the contents into a coupe glass. Garnish with a piece of strawberry and add some mint leaves on top for enhanced flavor and you are good to go!
Gin soaked rhubarb can be put to several uses and does not need to be restricted to cocktails and drinks. Try this dessert recipe to end any meal with added charm.
You can either go with gin-soaked rhubarb or even plain one sans gin if you don’t want alcohol in the dessert. Either way, it tastes just as well.
- Take the gin-soaked rhubarb and keep it aside in a bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Now take the rhubarb in a large bowl and add sugar and glace ginger to it. Mix well.
- Now prepare the topping by taking flour in a bowl and adding butter to it. Use your fingers to mix it well so that it starts resembling cookie crumbles. Add some Anzac biscuits to the mix.
- Now mix the rhubarb mix with the cookie crumble mix.
- Bake the mixture for 30 minutes so that the top crust is golden.
- Serve with any ice cream of your choice.
Rhubarb gin is an excellent drink that is loved by several people because of its unique taste. The best part is that it can be made at home easily. Why not try out our recipe with friends and family and enjoy a great cooking session at home? We are sure you will cherish the time and enjoy the drink and dessert.