Rhubarb Sparkler

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Rhubarb Sparkler

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker
This recipe appears in: Drinking in Season: Rhubarb Sparkler


  • For the rhubarb syrup:
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 ounce rhubarb syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce seltzer
  • Round lime slice (for garnish)


  1. 1

    For the rhubarb syrup: Combine rhubarb, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat until boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook until rhubarb breaks down, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Rhubarb syrup will keep for one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

  2. 2

    To make cocktail: Combine rhubarb syrup, lime juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds.

  3. 3

    Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water. Garnish with lime slice and serve with a straw.


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