Drink Recipes Description

It’s a little tricky to get raw rhubarb’s flavor into a cocktail, but you can capture the season by cooking up a quick rhubarb syrup. It’s great in seltzer or even mixed with beer, but if you want to make a gin drink, follow these guidelines for a cocktail that perfectly balances tart, sweet, and boozy.


For the rhubarb syrup:
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

For the cocktail:

  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce seltzer
  • Round lime slice (for garnish)


  1. For the rhubarb syrup: Combine rhubarb, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat until boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook until rhubarb breaks down, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Rhubarb syrup will keep for one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

  2. To make cocktail: Combine rhubarb syrup, lime juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds.

  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water. Garnish with lime slice and serve with a straw.