Enjoy this fruity rhubarb and ginger gin on its own, or mixed as a long drink. A deliciously different tipple that’s easy to make and easier to enjoy. Stronger, cheaper and far better tasting than buying a ready made – what is not to love? And if you only have two drinks, you can stick to your Keto diet!
Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Cocktail
Home made infusions are a delicious way of mixing it up when it comes to drinks. This rhubarb and ginger gin is the perfect example: simple to make, delicious, and so versatile. It’s a great change from, but as easy to make as the better-known sloe gin. We were inspired to make this having been given a bottle of rhubarb and ginger gin at Christmas, I think that ours is far superior, fresher and far more natural tasting, as well as far cheaper to make.
How Do I Make Rhubarb and Ginger Gin?
The technique is the same as sloe gin: slice the fruit and put it in a suitable jar or bottle: a large Kilner type jar, with a wide lid is perfect as it’s easy to add fruit and sugar. Add sugar and gin, and leave to infuse for a few weeks. Shake it up occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
Once it’s ready, and all the sugar has dissolved, pour off the gin. Transfer the rhubarb to a jelly bag or similar, and make sure you squeeze out all the liquid. The fruit absorbs a lot of liquid, and there’s no point letting any go to waste!
What gin do I use to make Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
A mid range supermarket own brand – not the cheapest but not the most expensive. Alternatively if you are not a gin drinker then use a similar quality of vodka to make Rhubarb and Ginger vodka!
How do I serve Rhubarb and Ginger Gin?
However takes your fancy! But here are a few ideas:
- As it is – in a shot glass – either chilled in the summer or at room temperature in the winter
- Over ice with a piece of rhubarb and some herbs – we like rosemary, basil or mint
- As a rhubarb and ginger gin Kir – pour a shot into a glass and top up with champagne or prosecco
How do I make more or less Rhubarb and Ginger Gin?
Simple – here are the easy to remember ratios by weight
- 1 part of rhubarb
- 0.4 parts of sugar
- 0.8 parts of gin
Enjoy this fruity rhubarb and ginger gin on its own, or mixed as a long drink. A deliciously different tipple that's easy to make and easier to enjoy.Can even be keto friendly if you only have 2 drinks!
- 340 g rhubarb stalks (as pink as you can find, trim the ends and leaves and discard)
- 140 g white caster sugar
- 270 ml gin
- 2 slices fresh ginger
Cut the rhubarb into 2 - 3cm lengths.
Place all the ingredients into a Kilner or similar jar, seal and gently swirl.
Place in a dark cupboard, giving a gentle shake everyday until the sugar is dissolved. Taste to test for sweetness and add a little more sugar as needed.
Leave for 2-3 weeks (no more than 4) - when ready most of the colour will be lost from the rhubarb.
Strain through a coffee filter, nut milk or jelly bag into clean sterilized bottles.
Wrap the rhubarb into a clean tea towel and give a really good squeeze to extract all of the gin.
- Use a mid range supermarket own gin, not the cheapest and not the most expensive.
- You can use vodka in place of the gin.
- Mix up the flavours by adding some orange zest, or a star anise.
- Filtering through a coffee filter will give the clearest results but it takes ages to drip through - you will need to leave it overnight.
- Limit to 2 drinks to stay paleo
- Look for gins not made with wheat to make it gluten free
- This drink is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion