Champagne rhubarb cocktail

Champagne rhubarb cocktail
  • Serves icon Makes 8 cocktails
  • Time icon Hands on time 5 mins, 10-15 mins cooking time, plus cooling

This delicious cocktail recipe is made with homemade rhubarb syrup, orange juice, gin and chilled sparkling wine.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
197.5kcals
Fat
None
Protein
1.2g
Carbohydrates
22.8g (21.7g sugars)
Salt
Trace salt
Calories
197.5kcals
Fat
None
Protein
1.2g
Carbohydrates
22.8g (21.7g sugars)
Salt
Trace salt

Per glass

Ingredients

  • 750g forced rhubarb (see tip), trimmed and cut into 5cm lengths
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 150-200ml gin
  • Chilled sparkling wine

Method

  1. To make the rhubarb syrup, put the rhubarb in a pan with the sugar, orange zest and juice and a small splash of water. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until the rhubarb is very soft.
  2. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a jug, pressing the rhubarb to extract all the juice. Allow to cool.
  3. Pour a little rhubarb syrup into each glass, divide the gin among them and top with chilled sparkling wine.

delicious. tips

  1. Forced rhubarb – also known as champagne rhubarb – has a pale colour and a sweet flavour. You’ll have more rhubarb syrup than you need for 6-8 cocktails, but you can keep it in sterilised jars in the fridge for up to a month.

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  1. I love this recipe because it’s a wonderful grown up way of using rhubarb from my allotment, after exhausting all the pies, cakes & crumbles on delicious!!

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