Homemade Rhubarb Gin Liqueur

Friday, 15 May 2015
What to do with a glut of rhubarb in the garden? Forget about crumble and instead make a fantastic homemade rhubarb gin liqueur. All you need is gin, sugar and rhubarb plus your choice of additional flavourings (and a little bit of patience) Great served on its own, with a mixer or with Prosecco.



Rhubarb. Rhubarb. Rhubarb. I love the stuff. Literally can't get enough of it. When it's on a menu for desert I can't see past it. For many years I had a small clump in my garden but it never really did very much and only produced a handful of stems, barely enough for an annual crumble. Then we moved it to a different spot and now it flourishes. Whilst I do absolutely LOVE a rhubarb crumble or compote, nothing can beat Homemade Rhubarb Gin Liqueur. It's great on its own or served with a mixer. Particularly wonderful with Prosecco. 


RHUBARB GIN (or Vodka) 

1 litre gin or vodka 
600g Rhubarb 
300g Sugar 
Optional Flavouring - Vanilla Pod, Ginger, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Lemon Zest, Orange Zest, Chilli 


  • Wash and chop rhubarb and crush with a pestle and mortar or similar.
  • Combine with the sugar and gin/vodka in a suitable receptacle (large Kilner style jar or sweet shop jar)
  • Add your desired choice of additional flavourings.
  • At this point you need to be very patient (good things come to those who wait) and hide it away somewhere dark for a few weeks before you can sieve bottle and enjoy.






MORE of my Rhubarb Recipes



19 comments

  1. Rhubarb curd, now that's something I've never thought of making, bet this would make a great meringue pie. I've drunk rhubarb gin and loved it but not made my own, must go off and acquire a large jar... :)

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration. I'me going to make a Rhubarb Meringue pie with one of the jars this week! Try asking at a local sweet shop for one of their huge plastic jars.

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  2. Ooh that rhubarb gin looks good. I've made rhubarb vodka a few times. I remember putting it in an apple bottle one year and forgetting about it completely. Then taking it round to a friend's for dinner thinking it was apple juice. It tasted like it too and we all glugged it back merrily and then felt rather more merry than we were anticipating! Thanks of linking to my recipes.

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  3. I really fancy the curd! I've never made Rhubarb Gin, but have done lots of others, I love the Warners Edwards one too much maybe to make my own!

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    1. The curd is so good. Does Fanny make curd?
      I do also love WA Rhubarb Gin.

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  4. I've made Rhubarb Curd before and also used it to flavour Vodka but I totally need Rhubarb Gin in my life now!

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    1. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

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  5. I never knew you could make curd with non-citrus fruits so thank you for opening my eyes to this. Your rhubarb curd sounds fabulous:-)

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    1. Seems like there's a whole host of curd flavours out there to discover!

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  6. The curd looks and sounds delicious. As for rhubarb gin, wow! This is a must try :-) x #loveseasonalfood

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    1. They are both so good. Although admittedly I love pretty much anything with Rhubarb!

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  7. I do love a curd and not come across a rhubarb version before. Smacking my lips here thinking about it! Thanks for submitting to Breakfast Club!

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    1. Homemade Curd on Toast is a perfect breakfast for me.

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  8. How pretty does Rhubarb curd look. Those jars and the colour. Why haven't I thought of doing it? It has the same sharpness of lemon. Genius. And rhubarb gin has to be on my list of things to make. I definitely need to grow more rhubarb! Thanks for linking up this fab post to #LoveSeasonalFood and your patience as I tried to iron out a few problems! Clare x

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    1. It was worth the wait. Some fab #LoveSeasonalFood recipes on your link up.

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  9. Just strained my first bottle of rhubarb gin for Christmas, Lovely shade of pink - problem is saving it for Christmas! The taste is delicious. Am torn about whether to drink neat or blend with a mixer!

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    1. My preference is on the rocks over lots of ice. Cheers!

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  10. As you know, I'm a huge fan of rhubarb, but have never made it into a liqueur. I see that I will have to remedy that!

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