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Rhubarb Gin Fizz

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Since it’s almost Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would share a cocktail that you can make tonight – or for the next four days. Simple and yet impressive, thanks to the rhubarb-thyme syrup, and as boozy as you want to make it: you can make a non-alcoholic version with seltzer and the syrup on it’s own, add gin, or use both gin and prosecco for the most fun alcoholic version of all. I didn’t have any sparkling wine on hand when I made these (I know, terrible), so I stuck with seltzer and gin which was super refreshing.

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Rhubarb Gin Fizz (adapted from Baked Bree, makes 1 drink)

For rhubarb thyme syrup (makes about 1 1/2 cups):

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 1/4 cup rhubarb, trimmed and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir and cook until rhubarb is very soft, about 3 minutes. Strain through a mesh sieve into a small pitcher or container, and let cool. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

For cocktail:

1 1/2 oz gin

1 1/2 oz rhubarb-thyme syrup

1/2 oz lemon juice

4-5 oz prosecco or club soda

Add gin, syrup and lemon juice to a highball glass and stir. Add ice, and pour over prosecco or club soda to fill.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. Oh. my. gosh- you’re my favorite person right now. Gin fizzes are one of my favorite drinks, and adding rhubarb seems like such a tasty/seasonally appropriate idea!

  2. This sounds fantastic! And, lucky me, I have some rhubarb simple syrup in the fridge right now. Must try!

  3. I was just thinking I needed to start experimenting with Rhubarb. That Rhubarb and Thyme Syrup sounds great, you could probably do a good shrub with those flavours as well

  4. randle

    Ooo, so moody! I love these shots! And I wouldn’t mind a gin fizz either. :)

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