Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb Gin & Tonic

A few weeks ago I became the proud owner of about 3 kilos of Rhubarb, cut fresh from the garden.  Usually this would all go into Jam (which most of it will) but this year I really wanted to give Rhubarb Gin a go, and so I did.  It is really straight forward to do, all you need besides ingredients is a little patience!


1 bottle of cheap Gin (Tesco Value will do)
400g Fresh chopped Rhubarb
50g Granulated Sugar
1/2 a Lemon, juiced


  • In a sterilised and cool jar add the chopped Rhubarb and sugar.
  • Tighten the lid and shake both together until the Rhubarb is well coated
  • Then add in the Lemon Juice and Gin, again tighten the lid and shake together well
  • Store in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks, shaking every two days
  • After 2 weeks the Gin will have taken on the pink of Rhubarb
  • Sterilise a glass bottle in the oven and let it cool
  • Strain the Gin into a jug through muslin or a coffee filter, to remove all the Rhubarb fibres
  • Then pour into the glass bottle, fasten the lid and you can store for up to 6 months

And enjoy!  If making a G&T its best to add a little sugar syrup to it before adding the Tonic Water to take away the sharpness of the Rhubarb.  Also, this gin is very tasty in a champagne glass topped with a little fizz!

Awesome Rhubarb Gin :)

3 Replies to “Rhubarb Gin”

  1. Brilliant recipe. I left mine for 5 weeks to get the most out of the rubbarb. Highly recommend this recipe. My partner actually prepared this for me and I was unsure if it would be quiet tart or sour but I’m glad he did as I would have used between 300 -400grms of sugar as all the recipe’s I looked at stated which would have been much too sweet for my taste and as it suggests you can always add a small amount of sugar sirup if you wanted to. Just making my second batch.


  2. Thanks Adele, I have a glut of rhubarb at the mo so I’m going to give this a go, I’ll give you an update!


  3. Thanks, for that suggestion. I’ll add it to my repertoire of sloe gin, damson gin/vodka/brandy, fig brandy, greengage brandy/gin, rosehip vodka, etc. I make a selection every year with free fruit that grows nearby, the only restriction is paying for the spirits 🙂


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