Booze-Free Rhubarb Lime Gimlet

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

In this alcohol-free libation, the rhubarb shrub mimics the flavor and intensity that alcohol would bring to a gimlet. We prefer this in a 6 or 7-ounce glass without too much seltzer to dilute.

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Booze-Free Rhubarb Lime Gimlet

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 2
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker
This recipe appears in: Sip Seasonally with 3 Homemade Rhubarb Shrub Drinks


  • 2 ounces Rhurbarb Shrub
  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup, preferably grade B
  • Seltzer, chilled


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    Add rhubarb shrub, lime juice, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into two 6 or 7 ounce glasses, add ice, top with seltzer, and serve immediately.

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