Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon+Rhubarb

4 Sep

A friend recently game me some rhubarb juice to experiment with, which made me very happy because I friggin love all things rhubarb.  I decided to pair it with bourbon, mostly because that’s what we had on hand, but also because I thought the earthy tartness of the rhubarb would work well with bourbon.  And I think I was right.  This drink is tart and a little sweet, with a kick.  Shawn and I enjoyed sipping them on the porch.

Bourbon+Rhubarb Cocktail

  • 2 oz rhubarb juice
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sparking water or ginger ale

Pour rhubarb juice, bourbon, and lemon into a glass of ice and stir.  Top with sparkling water or ginger ale if you want to add some sweetness.

To Make Rhubarb Juice:

  • Chop washed rhubarb into 1/2″ to 1″ pieces.
  • Place chopped rhubarb in a large, non-reactive, pan.
  • Add just enough water to cover the rhubarb, bring to a boil, and then simmer on “low” until rhubarb is soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain the mixture through a very fine sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract the juice.
  • If you want to sweeten the juice, do so by adding about 1/4 cup of granulated sugar for each 2 lbs. of rhubarb.

For more recipes like this one, check out the Domesticity Page.


One Response to “Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon+Rhubarb”

  1. R October 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm #


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