1st August 2018
RHUBARB GIN – the popularity of gin at the moment is huge and why not have a go. Grow a few aromatic plants and you have the ingredients to conjure up your own wonderfully decadent G&T with a twist.
Herbs can be grown (basil, mint & coriander), berries (raspberries, blueberries & blackberries) picked and fruit and veg (cucumbers & rhubarb) can be flavours that effortlessly elevate your standard gin into something more delicious.
All you need –
A sterilised Jar with sealable lid (kilner)
An Economy Gin (Oliver Cromwell is great) 700ml
Sugar – 100g
Place the Rhubarb and sugar in a pot over a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved – very slowly.
Then once cooled add the rhubarb/ sugar mix to the jar along with the gin, seal and shake.
Leave in a cool dark place for 4 weeks occasionally shaking.
Finally strain and add to your sterilised bottle, label and enjoy.
Serve your delicious pink gin over ice with tonic or use as a base for cocktails, perfect on a summers day.
You could also try making a ‘Raspberry gin’ with a little less sugar or a ‘Cucumber & Mint Gin’ or even add 1/3 ratio with prosecco and garnished with fresh raspberries.