Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail Drink Recipe

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Our quick & easy Ginger Rhubarb Gin recipe is a family favourite on hot summer days, after all the rhubarb has been harvested in the backyard garden.

The refreshing and sour homemade drink features premium gin, ginger rhubarb syrup, lime juice, soda, rhubarb bitters and lime slice or rhubarb stalk garnish.

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Best Selling Gin

Gin has certainly enjoyed a boom in popularity at cocktail bars in recent years. You’ll find fantastic premium gins distilled from Scotland to Muskoka. Here are some of the world’s best selling gins and some of our local small batch favourites:

  • Gordon’s Gin: The world’s top selling gin brand is owned by Diageo. The brand’s pink iteration has undoubtedly helped to fuel its success. Gordon’s has also unveiled a line of new innovative products including two “ultra-low-alcohol” pre-mixed gin and tonic sparkling beverages and Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin: Bacardi-owned Bombay Sapphire is one of the worlds best-selling gins. Bombay Sapphire kicked off a new limited edition range with the launch of a gin inspired by summer in the English countryside.
  • Tanqueray: Diageo-owned Tanqueray launched a new marketing campaign developed to shift consumers’ attention from “gimmicks” to flavour and unveiled a range of bottled ready-to-drink gin and tonics, made with its London Dry Gin and Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin.
  • Beefeater Gin: Pernod Ricard’s flagship gin brand is Beefeater. The brand launched strawberry-flavoured Beefeater Pink in 2018 and further expanded its portfolio with the debut of a new blood orange-flavoured gin.
  • Seagram’s: Pernod Ricard-owned Seagram’s is a top seller having recently purchased Italian brand Malfy Gin.
  • Hendrick’s Gin: Opened the door to its £13 million Gin Palace in 2018, allowing the brand to double its capacity to two million cases annually. The Scottish brand has also added to its portfolio with the launch of the limited edition summer solstice-inspired Midsummer Solstice gin.
  • Edinburgh Gin: This craft distillery in Edinburgh produces a parade of flavoured gin bottles including rhubarb & ginger gin, raspberry gin, bramble & honey gin, black currant & anise, strawberry & pink peppercorn and pomegranate & rose.
  • Dillon’s Distillery: This Beamsville producer makes small batch gins including rose gin, cherry gin and strawberry gin.
  • Muskoka Brewery: This Ontario craft brewery produces a London Dry and spicy pink peppercorn gin.
Ingredients you'll need to make our Ginger Rhubarb Gin Recipe.
Ingredients you’ll need to make our Ginger Rhubarb Gin Recipe.

Travel to Taste the World’s Best Gins

There’s no better way to familiarize yourself with the best Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe then by planning a vacation to visit the world’s best gin distilleries.

The world’s most famous gins can be found in the United Kingdom as well as neighbouring Ireland. The booming gin trend has produced a high demand for premium gins produced by distilleries in Canada and America.

We’ve visited a handful of gin distilleries in Britain as well as a chic gin cocktail bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taipei. The gin craze has officially travelled from England to North AmericaAsia and beyond!

In Scotland we visited Edinburgh Gin for a tour and tasting before enjoying a road trip to the Isle of Islay, which is best known for its famous Islay whisky distilleries. One of the best things to do on the Isle of Islay is pay a visit to Bruichladdich Distillery, which produces its signature whisky as well as Botanist Gin.

In Brighton we visited a tiny micro-distillery called Brighton Gin, one of the best things to do in Brighton for G&T fans. We also stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire to sip our way through the jaw-dropping home of renowned Bombay Sapphire.

Looking to plan the ultimate road trip of Canada to discover the best gins?

Our favourite Canadian gins include Ungava in Quebec, Tawse and Dillon’s in NiagaraMuskoka Brewery in Ontario cottage country, Kinsip House of Fine Spirits in Prince Edward County, North of 7 in Ottawa, Dixon’s in Guelph, Eau Claire Distillery in Alberta, Blackfox in Saskatoon, Ironworks Gin in Nova Scotia and Long Table Distillery in British Columbia.

Our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe requires a citrus juicer, sieve, cocktail shaker and shot glass.
Our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe requires a citrus juicer, sieve, cocktail shaker and shot glass.

Best Bartender Tools & Cocktail Equipment

Before hosting a swanky Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe soiree you’ll need to ensure you have the best bartender tools and cocktail equipment.

  • Cocktail Kit: cocktail kits are the perfect gift for newbie mixology fans as they include basic bartender tools like a jigger, shaker and spoon.
  • Cocktail Shaker: a bartenders best friend. Purchase a premium cocktail shaker to muddle or shake up your favourite pink gin cocktails.
  • Cocktail Glassware: make sure your bar is stocked with a selection of unique glassware to show off your favourite cocktail creations.
  • Hawthorne Strainer: this unique strainer features tightly wound coils and perforated holes. It keeps ice and other large ingredients like lime wedges in your cocktail shaker rather than in the glass.
  • Bar Spoons: slender and long bar spoons are a must-have when stirring drinks.
  • Bottle Opener: easily open bottles of beer or cider with the flick of your wrist or purchase a corkscrew for fine wine.
  • Pouring Spout: once you’ve opened a new bottle of gin insert these affordable pourers to make cocktail assembly a breeze.
  • Cutting Board: purchase a petite cutting board for your bar to slice garnishes or citrus wedges like lime, orange, lemon or grapefruit.
  • Ice Bucket: chill bottles of gin quickly in an ice bucket or keep by the bar when muddling gin mixers into cool creations.
  • Ice Crusher: fans of the Mint Julep love an ice crusher.
  • Ice Cube Kit: we suggest purchasing a selection of ice cube trays. Silicone styles are our favourite as they’re easy to clean and are available in various shapes and sizes.
  • Jigger: use a jigger to accurately measure spirits, juices, syrups and shrubs.
  • Juicer: invest in an electronic juicer or buy an affordable hand-held to easily juice fresh citrus like lemons and limes.
  • Muddler: fans of the Mojito love a sturdy muddler to mix mint and lime. Muddler’s are handy for any cocktail featuring ingredients that need a pounding like fresh herbs or citrus wedges.
  • Citrus Peeler & Zester: adorn your craft cocktails with a thick citrus peel or finer ribbons of lime or lemon zest.
  • Rimmer: Bloody Mary and Caesar lovers should outfit their bar with a handy rimmer for salting and sugaring glassware.
Prepare homemade rhubarb syrup by heating chopped rhubarb stalk, minced ginger, sugar and water in a pot.
Prepare homemade rhubarb syrup by heating chopped rhubarb stalk, minced ginger, sugar and water in a pot.
Use a sieve to strain stewed rhubarb syrup into a large bowl or measuring cup.
Use a sieve to strain stewed rhubarb syrup into a large bowl or measuring cup.

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Recipe Ingredients

Our summer Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail is made with fresh and healthy ingredients.

  • Gin: we suggest using Bombay Sapphire, The Botanist or Aviation Gin.
  • Rhubarb Syrup: our Rhubarb gin recipe features a homemade ginger rhubarb syrup. If fresh or frozen rhubarb is not in season or you don’t have access to it feel free to purchase Rhubarb Cocktail Syrup.
  • Lime Juice: only use freshly squeezed lime juice. You can taste the difference when someone incorrectly muddles cocktails with store bought citrus juice.
    Soda Water: we suggest using premium Fever Tree Club Soda. You could also use sparkling water from your own Soda Stream machine.
  • Bitters: add a few dashes of bitters to round out your healthy gin cocktail. We suggest using Rhubarb Bitters for this summer cocktail recipe.
Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail ingredients include gin, ginger rhubarb syrup, lime juice, soda and rhubarb bitters.
Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail ingredients include gin, ginger rhubarb syrup, lime juice, soda and rhubarb bitters.

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail Recipe Tips

This Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe is easy to make at home, ready to serve in under 15 minutes.

We love serving our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin recipe on hot summer days after harvesting our rhubarb plan in the spring. The refreshing gin cocktail made with ginger rhubarb syrup is a crowd pleaser at family barbecues and cottage cocktail hour.

If you find the cocktail to be too tart and sour feel free to add more ginger rhubarb syrup. You can also lighten up the drink if it’s too boozy by adding additional soda or tonic water.

Our refreshing Rhubarb Cocktail recipe below is listed for one person. If you’re hosting a large gathering feel free to multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and muddle the drink in a punch bowl or jug rather than a cocktail shaker.

Serve the drink in a handsome rocks glass garnished with a lime wedge, wheel or slice. You can also serve the drink with a fresh rhubarb stalk in the Spring when the plant is ready to harvest.

Our Rhubarb Cocktail is garnished with fresh lime slice or rhubarb stalk.
Our Rhubarb Cocktail is garnished with fresh lime slice or rhubarb stalk.

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Health Benefits

This Rhubarb and Ginger Gin cocktail recipe is full of healthy ingredients.

Ginger contains at least 14 phytochemicals, many of which have impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a good source of copper, which supports your bones, blood and nervous system. 

Rhubarb is rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins (which give it its red color) and proanthocyanidins. These antioxidants have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties, which help protect you from many health-related issues such as heart disease and diabetes.

A rich source of phytochemicals and vitamin C, limes help boost your immune system and neutralize free radicals that cause disease and skin aging. Limes also protect against heart disease and help improve blood flow to the brain.

Our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail is a favourite summer drink once the family harvests our rhubarb plant in the Spring.
Our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail is a favourite summer drink once the family harvests our rhubarb plant in the Spring.

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Serve our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin recipe in a rocks cocktail glass for a refreshing summer alcoholic drink idea.
Serve our Rhubarb and Ginger Gin recipe in a rocks cocktail glass for a refreshing summer alcoholic drink idea.

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Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail

Learn how to make the best Rhubarb and Ginger Gin. Our summer cocktail recipe features rhubarb syrup, rhubarb bitters, gin, lime and soda.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Recipe, Rhubarb Cocktail, Rhubarb Gin Cocktail, Rhubarb Ginger Gin
Servings: 1
Calories: 435kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Spatula or Wooden Spoon
  • measuring cup
  • Shot Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients

Rhubarb Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups Rhubarb chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger minced
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Water

Rhubarb Ginger Gin Cocktail

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Lime juice
  • 3 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • 5 oz Soda Water
  • 2 dashes Rhubarb Bitters
  • Lime Slice and Rhubarb Stalk Garnish

Instructions

Rhubarb Ginger Simple Syrup

  • In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain syrup through a sieve and reserve liquid.

Rhubarb Ginger Gin Cocktail

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add gin, lime juice, rhubarb syrup and rhubarb bitters. Shake well for 30-45 minutes until well combined.
  • Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and stir with a cocktail spoon.
  • Garnish with lime slice and rhubarb stalk.

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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