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!