Two Delicious Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN

Images: AMBER LOCKE

When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me to stay in and read, watch movies, or try out a new recipe. After a few months of brisk cold though, anyone would celebrate the first signs of spring, and hearty stalks of rhubarb are certainly one of those signifiers. The tang of their stalks is no stranger to cocktails, as it has been a key ingredient in bitter aperitif liqueurs such as Aperol and Zucca for many years. I like to showcase the beautiful tartness in refreshing highballs that prove a great way to toast to the changing seasons.

 

Rhubarb Cocktails by Joy Flanagan - Image by amber Locke

 

Salted Rhubarb Lemonade

1.5 oz   Vodka

.5 oz    Art in the Age Rhubarb Tea Liqueur

.75 oz   Simple syrup (1:1 sugar water)

1.5 oz   Lemon juice

A squeeze of rhubarb puree

Bar spoon salt water  (1:3 salt to water)

Mix all ingredients, shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass

Top with soda water

 

Rhubarb Puree

Simmer chopped rhubarb with enough water to just cover.

When rhubarb has softened, puree the combination. Strain to make smooth.

 

Sundance Kid

.5 oz   Lemon juice

.5 oz   Rhubarb-vanilla shrub

.25 oz  Averna*

1 oz    Bourbon

1 oz    Sherry

Dash of Fee Brother’s cardamom bitters

Shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass

Top with a splash of soda water

*Averna is a Sicilian liquor made with herbs, roots and citrus rinds. After the liquor is infused, caramel is added to create a sweet thick drink and has a gentle herbal bitterness.

 

Rhubarb Vanilla Shrub

1 cup chopped rhubarb

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup sugar

1 split vanilla bean

Simmer all ingredients together then strain the mixture to get a syrup.

2 delicious Rhubarb cocktails

 

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